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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Hawthorne in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.3878S, -118.8734WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Hawthorne in Nevada. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 09:13:47 / December 28, 2016 @ 9:13 am. The temblor was picked up at 01:13:47 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -118.8734 West, latitude 38.3878 North, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: us10007n6y. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72744640, us10007n6y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was South Lake Tahoe, Dayton, Indian Hills. Earthquake epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 94 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), 104 km (65 miles) from Johnson Lane (c. 6 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Gardnerville (c. 5 700 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Indian Hills (c. 5 600 pop).

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

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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: 26 km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8734° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3878° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 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 09:45:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 729 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 876 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nc,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.32 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007n6y Id of event.
Event Code 10007n6y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72744640,us10007n6y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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