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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Hawthorne, Nev.

October 16, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday evening's quake near Hawthorne, Nev.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday evening's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening eight miles from Hawthorne, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:15 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 62 miles from Gardnerville Ranchos, Nev., 75 miles from Carson City, Nev., 75 miles from South Lake Tahoe, and 86 miles from Fernley, Nev.

In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and 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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