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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Boulder City in Nevada

Earthquake location 35.967S, -114.8832WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Boulder City in Nevada. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 19:27:10 / January 21, 2016 @ 7:27 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -114.8832 West, latitude 35.967 North, depth = 0 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:27:10 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00527875. Id of event: nn00527875.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moapa Valley, Summerlin South, Spring Valley (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Las Vegas (c. 583 800 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Henderson (c. 257 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Paradise (c. 223 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from North Las Vegas (c. 217 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Sunrise Manor (c. 189 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 4 km WSW of Boulder City, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -114.8832° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.967° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km WSW of Boulder City, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-21 19:27:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 19:29:28 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 168 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.581 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 213.7 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 nn00527875 Id of event.
Event Code 00527875 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00527875, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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