Unusual Reno Earthquakes Remain a Mystery

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Reno, Nevada is being rocked by a strange series of mini earthquakes. Scientists are puzzled by the frequency — 500 in one week — and the unusual pattern of the earthquakes. Richard Brong, the science department chair at Galena High School in Reno, talks about almost nonstop tremors rattling the city, and why seismologists are struggling to understand the causes.

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