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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Johnson Lane in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.0908S, -119.6225WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Johnson Lane in Nevada. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.6 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: nn00516642. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00516642. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:22:22 / 7:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -119.6225 West, latitude 39.0908 North, depth = 2.6 km. Global time and date of event 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 14:22:22 / October 28, 2015 @ 2:22 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cold Springs, Fernley, Lemmon Valley (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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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: 9 km ENE of Johnson Lane, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.6225° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0908° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ENE of Johnson Lane, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-28 14:22:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-28 14:26:35 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 148 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 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.021 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 75.34 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 nn00516642 Id of event.
Event Code 00516642 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00516642, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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