An natural disaster struck Nevada on Friday morning.
A 6.4 natural disaster in Nevada's high desert early Friday rattled parts of the Central San Joaquin Valley.
Graham Kent, the director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, said that this revised ranking of the magnitude makes this quake the largest in a long time to hit the area.
A native of Colorado, Jim Guy studied political science, Latin American politics and Spanish literature at Fresno State University, and advanced Spanish grammar in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
A Fresno resident-a major city in California of nearly half a million people and approximately 140 miles from the initial quake-posted that the natural disaster woke her up.
Thursday's quake occurred 17.5 miles north of Athens and 28.7 miles north of Madison, according to the USGS. It was followed by a series of small aftershocks, the USGS reported. As of 5 a.m. local time (12:00 UTC), six magnitude-4 or higher aftershocks had already rocked the region, including a magnitude-5.1 aftershock just 23 minutes later, at 4:26 a.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The Nye County sheriff's office was also checking a report of possible damage to US 95, Capt. David Boruchowitz told KSNV-TV in Las Vegas.
There were no immediate reports of injury, but part of US 95 was closed as state troopers and sheriff's deputies from Esmeralda and Mineral counties checked that highway and State Route 360 for possible damage, the Mineral County sheriff's office said.
People from Salt Lake City to California's Central Valley tweeted that they felt the quake.
Keith Hasty was working at the Super 7 gas station on Main Street in Tonopah told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the quake rattled his store. "This natural disaster is the largest in the region since a 1934 magnitude 6.5 quake approximately 24 miles to the northwest and a 1932 magnitude 6.8 quake approximately 30 miles to the north".