4.6 Magnitude Quake North Of Barstow Felt In Parts Of Las Vegas

No Serious Damage Or Injuries Reported

Associated Press
January 25, 2020 - 7:51 am
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BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake rattled the Southern California desert on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

A temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 struck at 7:03 p.m. and was centered about 14 miles northeast of Barstow in San Bernardino County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake felt like a “good jolt,” but there were no reports of damage or injuries, county sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman said in an email.

Some residents of Las Vegas say they felt shaking, but it was nothing approaching what the Valley felt when a series of quakes hit the Ridgecrest, California area last July.