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Scientists monitoring swarm of 60 small quakes north of Reno


RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists are keeping a close eye on a swarm of dozens of small earthquakes that have been recorded in recent days in Sun Valley north of Reno, along with a larger quake earlier this month south of Reno.

A sequence of 60 earthquakes that began in Sun Valley early Wednesday were too small to be felt, said Graham Kent, a geophysicist who directs the Nevada Seismological Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno.

"These sequences like we are seeing in Sun Valley can either subside or escalate. We've seen it happen both ways in Nevada," Kent said. "Once in a while we've seen th...

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