A 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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