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California Earthquake: 4.8 quake strikes near Reno

October 27, 2011 |  4:37 am

A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening nine miles from Whitehawk, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:37 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Valley Ranch, 11 miles from Clio, 35 miles from Reno, NV and 90 miles from Sacramento.

In the past ten 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