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3.4 earthquake strikes northwest of Las Vegas

October 22, 2011 |  7:42 pm

This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

A shallow, magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported at 7:20 p.m. Saturday about three miles from Pritchards Station in central Nevada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was 197 miles northwest of Las Vegas. It also was 26 miles from Lockes, 29 miles from Duckwater and 70 miles from Austin.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

For the record, 9:12 p.m.: The original version of this post said the quake measured magnitude 3.5 and occurred 11 miles from Pritchards Station. An update said it was magnitude 3.8 and occurred 16 miles from Pritchards Station. It has since been revised to magnitude 3.4 and the location has been changed to about three miles from Pritchards Station.

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