Minor earthquake hits near Pahrump

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 1.5 magnitude earthquake early Thursday morning about 30 miles outside of Pahrump.

The quake was recorded at 12:47 a.m. about 4 miles underground and to the southwest of Pahrump, according to the USGS.

According to the USGS, there is a less than 1 percent chance Southern Nevadans will experience damage from earthquakes in 2017.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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