Magnitude 5.2 quake hits western Nevada: USGS

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WASHINGTON | Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:23pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.2 quake struck western Nevada on Tuesday, close to the Californian border, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It said the earthquake had a very shallow depth of 4.4 miles and was centered 16 miles south of Tonopah Junction, Nevada, between Reno and Las Vegas.