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5.8 magnitude earthquake in Calif. felt in parts of the Las Vegas valley

Multiple aftershocks reported in the area following earthquake
Posted at 11:00 AM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 14:50:50-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A preliminary 5.8 magnitude earthquake near Lone Pine, California, as reported by the United States Geological Survey, was felt in parts of the Las Vegas valley around 10:40 a.m.

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Since the earthquake, the USGS has reported several aftershocks in the area, including one with a 4.6 magnitude preliminary reading.

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Self-reported accounts on the USGS website show people as far north as Sacramento, and down the south side of Los Angeles felt shaking from the earthquake.

According to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, the earthquake happened in the same location a 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit two nights ago. That is now considered a foreshock to this 5.8 magnitude. There is a 5% chance of a bigger quake to follow, she says.

The quake hit just about a week and a half away from the anniversary of the 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes in Ridgecrest.

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