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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Hawthorne in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.3766S, -118.8959WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Hawthorne in Nevada on Wednesday. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:13:47 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 09:13:47 / December 28, 2016 @ 9:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.6 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -118.8959 West, latitude 38.3766 North, depth = 8.6 km. Event id: nn00570744. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72744640, us10007n6y, nn00570744.

Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Gardnerville Ranchos (c. 11 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Johnson Lane (c. 6 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Gardnerville (c. 5 700 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Indian Hills (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Indian Hills, Johnson Lane, Gardnerville (min 5000 pop).

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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8959° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3766° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km 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 09:13:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 09:58:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1462 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.25 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed 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 1005 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,us,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.13 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1567 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88.02 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 nn00570744 Id of event.
Event Code 00570744 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72744640,us10007n6y,nn00570744, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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