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Powerful 7.1 earthquake shakes Pahrump

Updated July 5, 2019 - 10:43 pm

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Southern California Friday night, shaking Pahrump and cutting power to an estimated 3,000 VEA customers.

The USGS said the quake registered at 8:19 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time about 11 miles from Ridgecrest, California.

The quake, initially registered at 7.1 magnitude before being revised to 6.9 magnitude and then revised again to 7.1, shook Pahrump where power outages were reported.

No injuries were reported.

Valley Electric Association crews were working to restore power to customers Friday night.

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the same area of California at 10:33 a.m. on Thursday.

In Las Vegas, the remainder of the NBA Summer League schedule at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday because of the earthquake.

— Compiled from reports by Dennis Rudner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and David Jacobs of the Pahrump Valley Times.

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