A 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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