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.