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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag strikes near Moapa Town in Nevada



Earthquake location 37.103S, -114.6365WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Moapa Town in Nevada. Exact location of event, depth 0 km, -114.6365° West, 37.103° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 12:05:57 / September 3, 2016 @ 12:05 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00558765. Id of event: nn00558765. The temblor was detected at 05:05:57 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 60 km (38 miles) from Mesquite (c. 15 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Moapa Valley (c. 6 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mesquite, Moapa Valley (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 46 km N of Moapa Town, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -114.6365° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.103° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km N of Moapa Town, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-03 12:05:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 12:11:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 188 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.959 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 256.48 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 nn00558765 Id of event.
Event Code 00558765 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00558765, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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