Earthquake rumbles north of Ridgecrest, Calif., effects felt in downtown Las Vegas

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Las Vegas residents feel earthquake near Ridgecrest.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An earthquake with an epicenter north of Ridgecrest, California, was felt in downtown Las Vegas Thursday afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary rating of 5.0. The quake occurred around 1:49 p.m.

Clark County tweeted several of its employees felt the rolling at the government center downtown.

At least seven earthquakes have been recorded in the last hour, in addition to the 5.0.

This is a developing story.

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