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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Carlin in Nevada



Earthquake location 40.6765S, -116.0704WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Carlin in Nevada on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -116.0704° West, latitude 40.6765° North, depth = 15 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:11:09 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/11/16 / 2016-11-03 12:11:09 / November 3, 2016 @ 12:11 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00565348. Id of event: nn00565348. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Elko (c. 18 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Spring Creek (c. 12 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Spring Creek, Elko. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 5 km SE of Carlin, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0704° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.6765° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SE 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 2016-11-03 12:11:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-03 15:09:42 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 reviewed 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 121 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.324 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1605 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115.14 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 nn00565348 Id of event.
Event Code 00565348 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00565348, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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