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3.7 Earthquake Hits Near South Lake Tahoe

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California Earthquake

(CBS)

MARKLEEVILLE, Alpine County (CBS/AP) — A small earthquake has rumbled in a remote mountain area along the California-Nevada border.

A U.S. Geological Survey computer generated report said the magnitude-3.7 quake struck at 1:39 a.m. Monday and was centered 18 miles southeast of Markleeville, an Alpine County hamlet near South Lake Tahoe.

On Sunday in Southern California, a magnitude-3.1 quake shook the desert area near the Salton Sea. The 5:01 p.m. quake was centered close to Obsidian Butte, about 27 miles from El Centro.

 

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