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January 28, 2015

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Small earthquake recorded northeast of Las Vegas

The ground in the northeast valley rumbled Tuesday morning when an earthquake occurred in the Moapa Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck at 9:03 a.m. about 27 miles northeast of Las Vegas, according to the USGS.

The quake caused light shaking in the area around the epicenter, with a few weak rumbles being felt in the northeastern part of the valley.

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