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3.8 earthquake strikes northeast of Reno

October 3, 2012 |  1:03 pm
Approximate location of earthquake shown in yellow

This post has been updated. See note below.

A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon nine miles from Nixon, Nev., northeast of Reno, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles.

[Updated, 1:21 p.m. Oct. 3: The USGS upgraded the earthquake to a 3.8 from a 3.5.]

The epicenter was 11 miles from Wadsworth, Nev., 14 miles from Spanish Springs, Nev., 24 miles from Reno and 135 miles from Sacramento, according to the USGS.

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

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Map: Approximate location of earthquake shown in yellow. Credit: Google Maps