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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag has occurred near Hawthorne in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.3945S, -118.9032WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Hawthorne in Nevada on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00570710. Unique identifier: nn00570710. The temblor was picked up at 00:22:11 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 08:22:11 / December 28, 2016 @ 8:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.6 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -118.9032 West, latitude 38.3945 North, depth = 19.6 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Gardnerville Ranchos (c. 11 300 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Dayton (c. 9 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Johnson Lane (c. 6 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Gardnerville (c. 5 700 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Indian Hills (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carson City, South Lake Tahoe, Dayton.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 28 km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.9032° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3945° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km 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 08:22:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 08:31:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 73 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 535 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, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 78 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.333 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 42.93 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 nn00570710 Id of event.
Event Code 00570710 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00570710, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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