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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 quake strikes Lake Tahoe area

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Lake Tahoe
This map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Wednesday morning’s quake near Gardnerville Ranchos, Nev.
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A shallow, magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning near Lake Tahoe, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:58 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Gardnerville Ranchos, Nev., 21 miles from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 29 miles from Carson City, Nev., 48 miles from Truckee, Calif., and 55 miles from Reno, Nev.

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

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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