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Small earthquake hits near Henderson

A small earthquake hit southwest of Henderson on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Nevada Seismological Laboratory.

According to the UNR lab, a 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit about 26 miles from the city just after 3 p.m.

The lab has reported various other tiny earthquakes around rural Nevada over the last 24 hours, according to its posts on X.

No other information was immediately available.

Nevada quakes

On average, about 10 earthquakes a day occur in Nevada, typically small ones, William Savran of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory told the Review-Journal last year.

“Earthquakes are an everyday thing in Nevada,” Savran said in an October interview.

Nevada’s history is full of temblors, from the biggest one in the state’s recorded history in 1915, which was a magnitude 7.3 that struck about 50 miles south of Winnemucca, to the magnitude 6.5 Monte Cristo earthquake that struck near Tonopah in May 2020.

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