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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Hawthorne in Nevada



Earthquake location 38.4581S, -118.2692WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 31 km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada (19 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00526135. Id of event: nn00526135. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:10:52 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -118.2692 West, latitude 38.4581 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 07:10:52 / January 10, 2016 @ 7:10 am.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.2692° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4581° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-10 07:10:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-10 07:15:49 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 121 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 67 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.057 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 42.07 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 nn00526135 Id of event.
Event Code 00526135 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00526135, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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