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Gopher Construction says it set off a controlled explosion at its Trico Pit east of Sparks on Tuesday. The incident actually registered as a magnitude 1.7 incident at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory.

Originally, the Nevada Seismological Survey reported the explosion as a magnitude 2.9 earthquake, but then downgraded it to 1.7.

The company set off the controlled explosion at 11:30 a.m. 

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