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Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes near Markleeville

January 24, 2013 |  3:31 pm

A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon 13 miles from Markleeville , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:25 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 18 miles from Alpine Village , 19 miles from Dardanelle , 32 miles from South Lake Tahoe and 100 miles from Sacramento.

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.

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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