Quakes leave Reno shaken


A man who said his name was Juan cleans up the groceries that toppled from the shelves at Save Mart in Northwest Reno after Friday night's strong earthquake April 25, 2008. The quake had a preliminary reading of 4.7 and is the latest of 100's of earthquakes that have swarmed the northwest Reno area in the past six weeks with the quakes getting progressively stronger.

Reno Gazette Journal/Marilyn Newton/The AP, file
Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 12:04 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 12:04 p.m.

RENO, Nev. - The area around Reno, Nev., continues to shake as another moderate earthquake has been recorded in the region.

The Seismology Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, says a magnitude 4.2 tremor shook the city early Monday and has been followed by at least a dozen aftershocks.

No injuries or damages have been reported.

It's the latest in a two-month swarm of earthquakes that started in February, and scientists say this is unusual because the tremors are getting stronger, instead of weaker.

The strongest shock so far was a magnitude 4.7 quake that shook cans off shelves on Friday.

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