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Earthquake: 3.0 temblor strikes northeast of South Lake Tahoe

February 16, 2012 |  9:13 pm

A shallow, magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday evening northeast of South Lake Tahoe, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:58 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 11.2 miles.

According to the Geological Survey, the epicenter was nine miles from Sutcliffe, Nev.; 40 miles from Reno; and 146 miles from Sacramento.

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.

-- Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the quake's epicenter. Credit: Google Maps