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Minor earthquake 2.85 mag, 42 km N of Cold Springs, Nevada

Earthquake location 40.0674S, -119.9696WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Cold Springs in Nevada. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/15 / 2015-07-18 16:39:34 / July 18, 2015 @ 4:39 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00502472. Unique identifier: nn00502472. Exact location of event, longitude -119.9696 West, latitude 40.0674 North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:39:34 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Susanville (c. 17 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Spanish Springs (c. 15 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Susanville, Sparks, Reno (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km N of Cold Springs, Nevada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.9696° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0674° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km N of Cold Springs, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-18 16:39:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-18 16:41:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 125 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nn The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208.76 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nn00502472 Id of event.
Event Code 00502472 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00502472, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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