Nevada death may be linked to California quake

Published: Jul. 10, 2019 at 4:23 AM PDT
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Authorities say a July 4 earthquake in the Southern California desert may have killed a man in neighboring Nevada.

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake near Ridgecrest was felt far and wide.

The Nye County Sheriff's Department says deputies on Tuesday found a 56-year-old man pinned under a Jeep in Pahrump, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) from the quake's epicenter.

The man was last seen alive at a local gas station the day before the earthquake.

Sgt. Adam Tippets says it's believed the man was working on the Jeep, which apparently fell off of its jacks when the quake hit.

His name wasn't immediately released.

No other deaths or major injuries have been linked to the quake or to a 7.1 magnitude temblor in the same Mojave Desert area.

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