A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Gerlach-Empire in Nevada on Wednesday. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:02:37 / 3:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -119.1781° West, 40.1305° North, depth 6.561 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/15 / 2015-08-12 22:02:37 / August 12, 2015 @ 10:02 pm. Event id: us100031r9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00506286, us100031r9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.561 km (4 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Spanish Springs (c. 15 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fallon (c. 8 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sparks, Fallon, Silver Springs.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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