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Las Vegas valley feels 7.1 magnitude earthquake in California

Posted: 8:56 PM, Jul 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 10:19:54-04
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An earthquake in California on Friday night could be felt in parts of the Las Vegas valley, along with a number of aftershocks.

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UPDATE 11:01 P.M.: McCarran International Airport says the runways and buildings have been inspected and cleared. Everything is operating normally.

The airport says a piece of art was damaged in the earthquake and that section of the airport is blocked off as authorities clean up. It is isolated to a small area and there have been no interruptions to operations.

UPDATE 10:21 P.M.: The 7 p.m. show of Michael Jackson ONE stopped at 8:20 p.m. for the safety of the guests, cast and crew, a representative tells 13 Action News. The 9:30 show continued as scheduled.

Also, the High Roller, FLY LINQ and Eiffel Tower were temporarily closed for inspections. The attractions reopened shortly thereafter.

UPDATE 10:17 P.M.: Still no reports of any type of damage in Southern Nevada so far from authorities, but there are plenty of videos showing the magnitude of the earthquake.

Video taken at the World Series of Poker shows people getting up from their chairs suddenly as the ground shakes.

13 Action News Viewer Sam Novak sent in video of a crowd evacuating a 7 p.m. movie screening at AMC Town Square.

UPDATE 9:52 P.M.: The Las Vegas Aces are postponing the completion of the game tonight following the earthquake citing safety. a representative for the team said there were no cracks on the court despite some rumors on social media. The center hung scoreboard swayed during the quake, and after consulting with the league, the decision was made to suspend the game.

Read the full statement below.

The July 5, 2019 WNBA game between the Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics at Mandalay Bay Events Center was suspended Friday evening following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck Ridgecrest, California.

After consulting with WNBA officials, the decision was made to suspend the game at halftime with Washington leading, 51-36

When information regarding the resumption of the game becomes available, it will be posted on wnba.com

UPDATE 9:45 P.M.: There are no reports of any type of damage in Southern Nevada so far, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and Nevada Highway Patrol.

Authorities are asking that people do not call 911 for information. Authorities will advise the public using social media if there are any updates or changes.

ORIGINAL STORY
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- An earthquake in California on Friday night could be felt in parts of the Las Vegas valley, along with a number of aftershocks.

The USGS gave the quake a preliminary magnitude of 7.1. The epicenter for this quake was approximately 11 miles from Ridgecrest, California, or 120 miles north of Los Angeles.

The earthquake on Friday night comes just 30 hours after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday.

The preliminary measure of Friday's earthquake would make it the most powerful quake to hit California in two decades. READ MORE

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