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Earthquake felt in Las Vegas Valley

Updated June 24, 2020 - 11:12 pm

An earthquake was felt in the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday morning.

The Clark County Twitter account posted about 10:45 a.m. that an earthquake was felt in the valley. The Twitter account reported that a “rolling sensation” was felt in the Clark County government buildings.

On the 14th floor of the Regional Justice Center, a court proceeding was halted as several people started to feel the building shake. The hearing resumed within 10 minutes. No immediate effects on the courtroom or the building were seen.

According to the Nevada Seismological Laboratory’s website, five separate earthquakes were recorded from about 10:10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. near Owens Lake, California, which is west of Death Valley and about 240 miles from Las Vegas. The largest was a 5.8 magnitude quake recorded about 10:40 a.m.

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the same area about 10:45 a.m., and a 3.6 magnitude quake was recorded two minutes later, according to the website.

Further information was not immediately available.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter. Staff writer David Ferrara contributed to this report.

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