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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Baker

November 12, 2012 |  4:26 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon 19 miles from Baker , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:19 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Tecopa , 32 miles from Shoshone , 50 miles from Pahrump, Nev. and 75 miles from Las Vegas.

In the past 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