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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 29 km SSW of Hawthorne, Nevada



Earthquake location 38.2802S, -118.763WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hawthorne in Nevada. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72789116, nn00585661. Unique identifier: nn00585661. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:36:07 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -118.763° West, 38.2802° North, depth 13.9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.9 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 10:36:07 / April 15, 2017 @ 10:36 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 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).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km SSW of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.763° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2802° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSW 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 2017-04-15 10:36:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 10:42:01 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 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 148 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 ,nc,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 50 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.172 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 53.96 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 nn00585661 Id of event.
Event Code 00585661 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72789116,nn00585661, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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