6:34pm A short but vigorous earthquake shook northern Douglas County including Carson City at around 6:34 Friday evening. The shaker was measured as a 5.0 on the richter scale which is nothing to sneeze at. Total shaking time was probably ten to fifteen seconds.
UNR Seismologists say the quake was centered in the Indian Hills/Johnson Lane area of Douglas County, south of Highway 50/Spooner Junction. The quake rumbled, then shook strongly, then tapered off. Power to the west side of Carson City was not affected.
It’s always a good idea to inspect your property to ensure you don’t have an electrical short that could erupt and burn down your house or workplace.