A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck Nevada Friday afternoon, damaging part of a Las Vegas freeway, officials said.
The quake hit at 11:47 a.m. about 24 miles south-southwest of Caliente, Nevada, according to the US Geological Survey.
Nearly 2,000 responses were listed on the USGS Did You Feel It? survey. The quake was downgraded from a magnitude 5.4 to 4.8
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The Nevada Department of Transportation reported the ramps from US-95 southbound to 1-15 northbound and southbound are closed, as well as the MLK on ramp to I-15 southbound, due to possible structural damage.
UPDATE: THE RAMPS FROM US95 SOUTHBOUND TO GO TO 1-15 NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND ARE CLOSED AS WELL AS THE MLK ON RAMP TO I-15 SOUTHBOUND — Nevada DOT (@nevadadot) May 22, 2015
12:22 PM, Freeway damage on US-95 Southbound to I-15 Southbound ramp in Las Vegas. Ramp closed. Use other routes — Nevada DOT (@nevadadot) May 22, 2015