Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 | 9:03 a.m.
A small earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday beneath downtown Las Vegas.
The quake, recorded on a seismograph in Boulder City, 30 miles southeast of the epicenter, was also felt by a resident in Boulder City.
The University of Nevada, Reno's seismology laboratory also recorded the quake.
Although it is possible to feel a quake of that magnitude, no damages or injuries occur with a temblor of that size.
The magnitude is measured in Nevada on the Richter scale. Typically a quake larger than 4.0 magnitude can cause damages.
Downtown Arts District Officially known as 18b Arts District, the downtown arts district contains an eclectic mix of galleries, one-of-a-kind stores, and restaurants just a short walk or bus ride from Fremont Street. Known as "18b," the Las Vegas Arts District is located immediately south of downtown Las Vegas in an area bounded by Commerce Street, Hoover Avenue, Fourth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard (at Charleston) and Colorado Avenue.
The name, "18b," represents the original Arts District area, which consisted of 18 blocks. Today, the Arts District area has grown beyond those original 18 blocks and is a classic urban mix of residential, commercial and cultural uses that will continue to grow as the hub of the arts scene in Las Vegas.
On the first Friday of each month, an arts and cultural event is held in the district. The "First Friday" festival draws up to 10,000 visitors into the neighborhood. This event encourages people to flock downtown to browse, buy, eat, drink and mingle. The event is a festive environment with food and beverage vendors, music, visual performances and artists displaying their works.