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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Old Overton (historical) in Nevada

Earthquake location 36.4627S, -114.4732WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Old Overton (historical) in Nevada. Global time and date of event 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 23:14:34 / May 24, 2016 @ 11:14 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: nn00545414. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00545414. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:14:34 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -114.4732 West, latitude 36.4627 North, depth = 6 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Las Vegas (c. 583 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Henderson (c. 257 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Paradise (c. 223 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from North Las Vegas (c. 217 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sunrise Manor (c. 189 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paradise, Whitney, Winchester (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 11 km SSW of Old Overton (historical), Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -114.4732° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4627° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSW of Old Overton (historical), Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-24 23:14:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 23:18:49 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 0.514 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 145.94 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 nn00545414 Id of event.
Event Code 00545414 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00545414, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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