Two (make that 3 so far) earthquakes so far in Nevada today….

I did not feel them, but they happened.  And they happened not far from Las Vegas!

caliente earthquake

At 11:47 PST, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck about 24 miles south of Caliente, NV.  A few minutes later, at 12:05, another struck at 3.8 magnitude.  There are no reports as of this writing of any injuries or damage.

While I am writing this, one more occurred at 12:19, a 3.0.  I will keep you all posted of new developments as they occur.

UPDATE: NBC News 3 reports that there is some damage to the U.S. 95 southbound ramp toward I-15.  It is reported as closed for now.  http://www.news3lv.com/default.aspx

UPDATE 12:52: Another, 3.4 at 12:41.  This one makes number 4.

UPDATE 4:00: We have had 5 quakes today.  There are some closures on I-15 and I-95.  Check with local news sources for specifics.  No injuries have been reported so far and the damage appears to be minimal for now.

UPDATE 5:12: Another at 5:07, 2.8 magnitude.  Looks like we aren’t finished.

Here are a few links for more information:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nn00495477#general_summary

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/may/22/54-earthquake-felt-in-vegas-utah-centered-near-cal/

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2542951-155/quake-rattles-nevada-southwestern-utah-border-area

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