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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Gerlach-Empire in Nevada



Earthquake location 40.6568S, -119.4745WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 11 km NW of Gerlach-Empire, Nevada (7 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.4 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -119.4745 West, latitude 40.6568 North, depth = 7.4 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/16 / 2016-05-15 16:10:46 / May 15, 2016 @ 4:10 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:10:46 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nn00544201. Unique identifier: nn00544201.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km NW of Gerlach-Empire, 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 -119.4745° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.6568° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NW of Gerlach-Empire, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-15 16:10:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-15 16:15:56 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 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 36 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.759 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 77.52 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 nn00544201 Id of event.
Event Code 00544201 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00544201, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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