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Earthquake: 4.3 quake strikes near Wells, Nev.

February 1, 2012 |  7:21 am

A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 14 miles from Wells, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:40 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of zero miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 15 miles from Deeth, Nev., 22 miles from Spruce, Nev., 38 miles from Elko, Nev., and 166 miles from Salt Lake City.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes 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