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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Gerlach-Empire in Nevada

Earthquake location 40.1305S, -119.1781WA 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km SSE of Gerlach-Empire, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.1781° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1305° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.561 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSE of Gerlach-Empire, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-12 22:02:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-05 01:36:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.55 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 reviewed 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 178 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nn,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100031r9 Id of event.
Event Code 100031r9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00506286,us100031r9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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