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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near McGill in Nevada



Earthquake location 39.5221S, -114.3816WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 36 km ENE of McGill, Nevada (22 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:55:42 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 22:55:42 / January 22, 2016 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event id: nn00528019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00528019. Exact location, longitude -114.3816° West, latitude 39.5221° North, depth = 6 km.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 36 km ENE of McGill, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -114.3816° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5221° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km ENE of McGill, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-22 22:55:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-22 22:59:18 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 129 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.525 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 196.48 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 nn00528019 Id of event.
Event Code 00528019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00528019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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