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Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Markleeville

January 24, 2013 | 12:32 am

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 13 miles from Markleeville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:21 a.m. PST at a depth of 8.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 18 miles from Alpine Village, 18 miles from Dardanelle, 32 miles from South Lake Tahoe and 99 miles from Sacramento.

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

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

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Image: A map shows the location of the epicenter of Thursday morning's quake near Markleeville. Credit: Google Maps

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