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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 19 km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada

Earthquake location 38.6593S, -118.775WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hawthorne in Nevada on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.7 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: nn00536804. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00536804, nc72610905. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:00:45 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 14.7 km, -118.775° West, 38.6593° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 10:00:45 / March 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fallon, Gardnerville, Gardnerville Ranchos. The epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Gardnerville Ranchos (c. 11 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Fallon (c. 8 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Gardnerville (c. 5 700 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 19 km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.775° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6593° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-22 10:00:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-22 10:14:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 3.88 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 259 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,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 89 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.174 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 58.11 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 nn00536804 Id of event.
Event Code 00536804 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00536804,nc72610905, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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