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July 4 Quake May Have Killed a Nevada Man

He was found pinned under vehicle
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2019 12:01 AM CDT
Police believe the man was working under the vehicle at left when the quake hit.   (Nye County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that shook California on July 4 may have been deadly after all. Police in neighboring Nevada say a 56-year-old man found dead under his vehicle in Pahrump, a town around 150 miles away from the epicenter, was likely working on the Jeep when the earthquake hit, NBC reports. "This death may be the result of the vehicle falling off the jacks on July 4 during the earthquake," Nye County sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Tippetts said in a statement. The man was last seen alive at a gas station the day before the quake. No other deaths or serious injuries have been linked to the July 4 quake or the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit the same area the following day, the AP reports. (Read more earthquake stories.)

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