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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Hawthorne, Nev.

February 26, 2012 | 10:11 am

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 12 miles from Hawthorne, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:37 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Wichman, Nev., 22 miles from Schurz, Nev., and 147 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of 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