Magnitude-4.8 Nevada Quake Shuts Vegas Freeway Ramps

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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

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.

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