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Moderate earthquake, 5.59 mag strikes near Hawthorne in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.3893318S, -118.8820038WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.59 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hawthorne in Nevada. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 09:13:47 / December 28, 2016 @ 9:13 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72744640. Unique identifier: nc72744640. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -118.8820038 West, latitude 38.3893318 North, depth = 12.8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.8 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:13:47 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 113 km (70 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Gardnerville Ranchos (c. 11 300 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Dayton (c. 9 000 pop), 83 km (51 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 (68 miles) from Indian Hills (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was South Lake Tahoe, Dayton, Indian Hills.

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 27 km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.59 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8820038° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3893318° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 09:31:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 46 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 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 502 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nc The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 90 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3271 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72744640 Id of event.
Event Code 72744640 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72744640, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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