A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Reno in Nevada. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 06:46:07 / December 23, 2015 @ 6:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:46:07 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.6 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: nn00523696. Ids that are associated to the event: us100048zm, nn00523696. Exact location of event, longitude -119.7886 West, latitude 39.4288 North, depth = 9.6 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fallon, Gardnerville Ranchos, South Lake Tahoe. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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