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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Goldfield in Nevada



Earthquake location 37.48S, -117.545WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 37 km SW of Goldfield, Nevada (23 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 22:19:52 / February 17, 2016 @ 10:19 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -117.545 West, latitude 37.48 North, depth = 9.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.4 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:19:52 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: nn00531954. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00531954.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km SW of Goldfield, Nevada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.545° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.48° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SW of Goldfield, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-17 22:19:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 22:30:46 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 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 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.26 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.0331 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36.97 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 nn00531954 Id of event.
Event Code 00531954 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00531954, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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