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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Reno in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.4179S, -119.8085WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Reno in Nevada. Exact location of earthquake, -119.8085° West, 39.4179° North, depth 3.5 km. The temblor was reported at 22:46:08 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.5 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 06:46:08 / December 23, 2015 @ 6:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100048zm. Event ids that are associated: us100048zm.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fallon, Gardnerville Ranchos, South Lake Tahoe (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 12 km (8 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 S of Reno, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.8085° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km S of Reno, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-23 06:46:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-23 07:07:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 536 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 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 488 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 ,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 0.043 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us100048zm Id of event.
Event Code 100048zm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100048zm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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