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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Reno in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.437S, -119.7775WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Reno in Nevada on Tuesday. Unique identifier: nn00523693. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00523693. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:05:35 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.2 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 07:05:35 / December 23, 2015 @ 7:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -119.7775 West, latitude 39.437 North, depth = 6.2 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gardnerville Ranchos, South Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SSE of Reno, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.7775° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.437° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.2 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 07:05:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-23 07:14:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 138 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 31 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06 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 53.59 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 nn00523693 Id of event.
Event Code 00523693 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00523693, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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