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Minor earthquake 3.7 mag, 30 km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada



Earthquake location 38.3437S, -118.8893WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Hawthorne in Nevada on Wednesday. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:28:21 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9.3 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -118.8893° West, latitude 38.3437° North, depth = 9.3 km. Event id: nn00571072. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00571072. Global time and date of event 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 16:28:21 / December 28, 2016 @ 4:28 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8893° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3437° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 16:28:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-29 00:04:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.55 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 223 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 28 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.15 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2064 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54.62 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 nn00571072 Id of event.
Event Code 00571072 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00571072, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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