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Earthquake rattles California desert, Southern Nevada

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Posted at 8:18 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 01:40:46-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An earthquake Friday night rattled the Southern California desert with shock waves felt in the Las Vegas valley.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.6 magnitude tremor struck just after 7 p.m. about 14 miles north of Barstow, Calif, in San Bernardino County.

There were no initial reports of damage near the center of the quake, or in the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue service area, but the seismic waves were felt throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Friday's shaker comes months after strong earthquakes rocked the California desert and the Ridgecrest community along with surrounding areas, including Southern Nevada.

The USGS, also reported a 2.9 quake struck just outside of Barstow minutes after the initial earthquake Friday evening.