Around 10:33 AM PST, the Las Vegas area was moved (not really shaken) from the earthquake centered in Searles Valley California. It was weird and the first earthquake I’ve ever really felt.
It took a second to realize what was happening as I could feel the back and forth motion, which slowly got stronger. It lasted about 30 seconds and for awhile, the rock and roll motion was really evident.
Looking outside, I could see a nearby street lamp was shaking but then everything went quiet. I haven’t noticed any damage to my house as it didn’t seem severe.
Checking with https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map I saw that a 6.4 had occurred. There have been 114 quakes over 2.5 in the area which surprised me. I’ve watched the earthquake display at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and knew that they were fairly common but didn’t realize this common.
Television is reporting a 6.6 but according to the USGS, it was a maximum of 6.4 but who’s counting.