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Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Markleeville

November 21, 2011 |  1:55 am

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Monday morning 18 miles from Markleeville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:39 a.m. PST at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 21 miles from Smith, Nev., 21 miles from Smith Valley, Nev., 36 miles from South Lake Tahoe and 105 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: A map show the location of the epicenter of Monday's quake near Markleeville. Credit: Google Maps