Las Vegas feels magnitude-5.4 earthquake 100-plus miles away

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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