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.
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.
Who felt this latest #earthquake in Las #Vegas? The @USGS is reporting a preliminary magnitude 5.0 with the epicenter north of #Ridgecrest, California. A number of our #ClarkCounty employees felt the rolling sensation here at our Gov't Ctr. in downtown Las #Vegas. pic.twitter.com/cCXUJJzwfT— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) August 22, 2019
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.