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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Fernley in Nevada



Earthquake location 39.597S, -119.0688WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Fernley in Nevada. Id of earthquake: nn00527268. Event ids that are associated: nn00527268. Global time and date of event 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 14:25:18 / January 17, 2016 @ 2:25 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:25:18 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -119.0688 West, latitude 39.597 North, depth = 0 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carson City, Lemmon Valley, Reno (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 15 km E of Fernley, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.0688° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.597° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km E of Fernley, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-17 14:25:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 14:29:56 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 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.269 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 117.78 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 nn00527268 Id of event.
Event Code 00527268 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00527268, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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