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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.