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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Fernley in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.6602S, -119.1183WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Fernley in Nevada on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 03:10:02 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -119.1183° West, latitude 39.6602° North, depth = 17 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00512464. Id of event: nn00512464. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/15 / 2015-09-27 10:10:02 / September 27, 2015 @ 10:10 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cold Springs, Dayton, Lemmon Valley (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Spanish Springs (c. 15 100 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km ENE of Fernley, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.1183° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.6602° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Fernley, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-27 10:10:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-27 10:14:50 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 129 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 44 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.232 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 123.72 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 nn00512464 Id of event.
Event Code 00512464 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00512464, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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