5.4 earthquake shakes Las Vegas

Las Vegas (KRON)  A magnitude-5.4 earthquake has struck a rural area of southern Nevada and has been felt more than 100 miles away in Las Vegas.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor hit at 11:47 a.m. PDT about 24 miles southwest of Caliente, Nevada, and about 125 miles north of Sin City. People took to social media to report feeling the quake.

A dispatcher at the Lincoln County sheriff’s office in Pioche (pee-YOH’-sh) says there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Dispatcher Shannon Miller says calls came in from people who felt the quake in small Nevada towns including Alamo, Caliente and Panaca (pah-NAK’-uh).

The USGS website recorded hundreds of reports of people feeling the shaking.

A moderate earthquake occurred at 11:47:43 AM (PDT) on Friday, May 22, 2015.

The magnitude 5.4 event occurred 22 km (13 miles) SSE of Helene, NV.    vegas quake
The hypocentral depth is 19 km (12 miles).


Magnitude 5.4 – local magnitude (Ml)
Time Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:47:43 AM (PDT)
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 18:47:43 (UTC)
Distance from Helene, NV – 22 km (13 miles) SSE (163 degrees)
Hoya, NV – 39 km (24 miles) N (353 degrees)
Caliente, NV – 39 km (24 miles) SSW (206 degrees)
Alamo, NV – 41 km (26 miles) E (100 degrees)
Coordinates 37 deg. 17.8 min. N (37.296N), 114 deg. 42.2 min. W (114.703W)
Depth 19.4 km (12.1 miles)
Quality unknown
Location Quality Parameters Nst= 36, Nph= 35, Dmin=38.1 km, Rmss=0 sec, Erho=0 km, Erzz=0 km, Gp=234 degrees
Event ID# nn00495477

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