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Earthquake Swarm In Northwestern Nevada

John Torrisi / University of Nevada, Reno / AP

This undated photo provided by the University of Nevada Reno, shows an earthquake sensor placed by scientists from UNR's Nevada Seismological Laboratory in and around the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge near Gerlach, Nev.

John Torrisi / University of Nevada, Reno / AP

Along the northwest corner of Nevada, seismologists have been studying the most vigorous swarm of earthquakes ever recorded.  The quakes don’t have a connection to a volcano and there’s no fracking in the area. But they’ve been steady for a year with the largest being a 4.7 back in November.  Insight with Beth Ruyak spoke with Dr. Graham Kent, the Director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno. He explains where the swarm is happening.

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