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November 21, 2017

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Small earthquake rattles under downtown Las Vegas

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.

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