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A moderate 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck El Dorado County, California, USA.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Two hours ago the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Mono County, 40 miles southeast of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California, USA at a very shallow depth of 0.9km. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) also reported the earthquake at a 4.4-magnitude.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

People living close to the epicenter of the earthquake most likely felt the earthquake as weak shaking. Towns or cities that possibly felt the earthquake include Walker (pop. 720) located 4 miles from the epicenter, Topaz Ranch Estates (pop. 1,500) located 13 miles from the epicenter, Smith Valley (pop. 1,600) 16 miles away, Smith (pop. 1000) 17 miles away, Gardnerville Ranchos (pop. 11,300) 28 miles away, Gardnerville (pop. 5,700) 31 miles away, and Gardnerville (pop. 5,700) 31 miles away.

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