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

Earthquake location 40.5205S, -116.0912WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Carlin in Nevada on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.0912 West, latitude 40.5205 North, depth = 14.5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.5 km (9 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:28:34 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 06:28:34 / July 18, 2016 @ 6:28 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00552242. Id of event: nn00552242.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Spring Creek, Elko (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Elko (c. 18 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Spring Creek (c. 12 400 pop).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km S of Carlin, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0912° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.5205° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km S of Carlin, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-18 06:28:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-18 06:32:44 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.857 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 94.01 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 nn00552242 Id of event.
Event Code 00552242 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00552242, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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