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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Hawthorne in Nevada



Earthquake location 38.3952S, -118.9182WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada (18 miles). Exact location, longitude -118.9182° West, latitude 38.3952° North, depth = 0 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 09:56:33 / December 28, 2016 @ 9:56 am. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00570770, nc72744725. Unique identifier: nn00570770. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:56:33 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 29 km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.9182° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3952° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 09:56:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 10:02:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 131 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.349 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 55.24 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 nn00570770 Id of event.
Event Code 00570770 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00570770,nc72744725, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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