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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes in Eastern Sierra

August 25, 2012 |  7:38 am

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday morning two miles from Owens Lake in the Eastern Sierra, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:27 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 12 miles from Cartago, 14 miles from Lone Pine and 150 miles from Las Vegas.

In the past 10 days, there have been no other 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