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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 28 km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada



Earthquake location 38.3738S, -118.8942WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 28 km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada (17 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 01:08:58 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.6 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 09:08:58 / December 28, 2016 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: nn00570738. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00570738, nc72744610. Exact location of event, depth 4.6 km, -118.8942° West, 38.3738° North.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 28 km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8942° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3738° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW 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 09:08:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 09:17:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 141 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,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.347 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 63.63 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 nn00570738 Id of event.
Event Code 00570738 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00570738,nc72744610, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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