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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Zenobia, Nev.

August 14, 2012 |  3:30 pm

This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon 11 miles from Zenobia, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:17 p.m. at a depth of 5 miles.

[Updated, 6:16 a.m. Aug. 15: The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the earthquake's magnitude from 3.1 to 3.5.]

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Smoke Creek, Nev.; 21 miles from Sutcliffe, Nev.; 52 miles from Reno, and 155 miles from Sacramento.

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.

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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