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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Ridgecrest felt in Las Vegas

Posted: 2:41 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-22 18:08:43-04
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LITTLE LAKE, CALIF. (KTNV) — A 5.0 earthquake struck in Little Lake, Calif., at the China Lake Naval Weapons Base just before 1:50 p.m., according to the US Geological Survey.

The epicenter was reported about 31 miles north of Ridgecrest, where a 7.1 magnitude quake struck back in July.

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Both events sent shock waves felt through the Las Vegas valley - including reports on social media Thursday afternoon of residents feeling a rolling sensation near downtown.

A number of quakes have since been reported in the Little Lake area after the initial 5.0, according to the USGS , but all of less magnitude within the hour.

No immediate reports of any damage were issued.