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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Owyhee in Nevada



Earthquake location 41.501S, -116.1646WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 49 km S of Owyhee, Nevada (30 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 04:40:29 / February 14, 2017 @ 4:40 am. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:40:29 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 2.9 km (2 miles). Id of earthquake: nn00578292. Event ids that are associated: nn00578292. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.1646 West, latitude 41.501 North, depth = 2.9 km.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 49 km S of Owyhee, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.1646° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.501° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km S of Owyhee, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-14 04:40:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-14 04:56:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 138 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1544 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178.79 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 nn00578292 Id of event.
Event Code 00578292 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00578292, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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