A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 25 km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada (16 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72744575, nn00570726. Id of event: nn00570726. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 08:48:58 / December 28, 2016 @ 8:48 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:48:58 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -118.8682° West, 38.4025° North, depth 5.7 km.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 25 km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada.
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