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Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes 139 miles from Las Vegas [Deleted: 1:49 a.m.]

January 5, 2013 |  1:50 am

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 10 miles from Scottys Castle , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:02 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

Update: Quake deleted

The USGS has deleted the earthquake mentioned above.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Tokop, Nev. , 23 miles from Sylvania, Nev. , 41 miles from Beatty, Nev., and 139 miles from Las Vegas.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps