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Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes Death Valley

October 7, 2011 |  3:18 pm

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 13 miles from Scotty's Castle in Death Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:10 p.m.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 30 miles from Tokop, Nev., 35 miles from Sylvania, Nev., 38 miles from Lone Pine, Calif., and 137 miles from Las Vegas.

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

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

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