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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Hawthorne, Nevada

August 13, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Tuesday evening's quake near Hawthorne, Nevada.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Tuesday evening's quake… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening 44 miles from Hawthorne, Nevada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:28 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 107 miles from Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada, 119 miles from Carson City, Nevada, 119 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California and 120 miles from Clovis, California.

In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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