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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Hawthorne in Nevada



Earthquake location 38.6695S, -118.7582WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 19 km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -118.7582 West, latitude 38.6695 North, depth = 7.2 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.2 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: nn00513295. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00513295. The temblor was reported at 22:21:16 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 05:21:16 / October 3, 2015 @ 5:21 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.7582° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6695° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-03 05:21:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 05:53:15 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 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 130 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 50 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.594 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 57.72 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 nn00513295 Id of event.
Event Code 00513295 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00513295, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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