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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 11 km SSE of Reno, Nevada



Earthquake location 39.4308S, -119.7844WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Reno in Nevada. Exact location, longitude -119.7844° West, latitude 39.4308° North, depth = 9.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00526746. Id of event: nn00526746. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.7 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 06:45:49 / December 23, 2015 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 22:45:49 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns 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). Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 12 km (7 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), 18 km (11 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 11 km SSE of Reno, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.7844° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4308° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km 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 06:45:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-13 20:08:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.96 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 188 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 29 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.024 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1304 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47.24 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 nn00526746 Id of event.
Event Code 00526746 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00526746, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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