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Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes northeast of Las Vegas

September 25, 2012 |  9:16 am

A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 29 miles from Las Vegas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:03 a.m. PDT at a depth of 7.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was about 4 miles from Dry Lake, Nev., 20 miles from Nellis AFB and 29 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

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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