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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Hiko, Nev.

October 16, 2011 | 12:09 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday morning eight miles from Hiko, NV, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:27 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 22 miles from Alamo, Nev,, 24 miles from Helene, Nev., 34 miles from Caliente, Nev., and 103 miles from Las Vegas.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

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