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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag strikes near Hawthorne in Nevada



Earthquake location 38.4025S, -118.8682WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8682° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4025° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-28 08:48:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 08:55:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 3.11 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 ,nc,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.323 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 57.64 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 nn00570726 Id of event.
Event Code 00570726 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72744575,nn00570726, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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