Series of earthquakes rattles Reno, Nevada; strongest was a magnitude-4.4

A string of earthquakes has rattled Reno, Nevada, with the strongest being a magnitude-4.4.

The Southern California Earthquake Data Center reports the quakes started at 6 p.m. Tuesday, and the biggest one happened around 10:45 p.m.

People throughout the city near the California border reported feeling the quakes.

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory says the epicenter of the largest temblor was 3.5 miles north of Galena High School. Two magnitude-3.1 quakes bookended that quake.

The Reno area is seismically active, with multiple hot springs that are used for power generation.