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Magnitude 3.0 earthquake reported north of Las Vegas Friday afternoon

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Sep 24, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Las Vegas area, about 15 miles northeast of Nellis Air Force Base, on Friday.

The earthquake happened around 1:21 p.m. Las Vegas time, or 20:21:39 Universal Time Coordinated, which is what the USGS uses in its online reports.

A smaller, 2.3 magnitude earthquake was also reported in the area early Friday. That one happened around 5:15 a.m. Las Vegas time or 12:17:26 UTC.

Did you feel anything? You can report any felt activity to the USGS on earthquake.usgs.gov.

If you took any videos of the earthquake, we would love to see them! Send them to desk@ktnv.com with the location the video was recorded and the name of who needs credit and you may see the video online or on air.