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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Zenobia, Nev.

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.

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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