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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Reno in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.439S, -119.7833WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Reno in Nevada. Exact location of earthquake, -119.7833° West, 39.439° North, depth 11.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00523690. Id of event: nn00523690. The temblor was picked up at 22:58:15 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.6 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 06:58:15 / December 23, 2015 @ 6:58 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gardnerville Ranchos, South Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 10 km (6 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SSE of Reno, Nevada. This information 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 -119.7833° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.439° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSE 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 06:58:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-23 07:02:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 34 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 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57.37 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 nn00523690 Id of event.
Event Code 00523690 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00523690, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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