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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Fernley in Nevada



Earthquake location 39.5531S, -119.4551WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Fernley in Nevada. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/17 / 2017-06-30 07:13:55 / June 30, 2017 @ 7:13 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00594103. Id of event: nn00594103. The temblor was picked up at 23:13:55 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -119.4551° West, 39.5531° North.

Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gardnerville, Truckee, Johnson Lane (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 18 km WSW of Fernley, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.4551° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5531° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WSW of Fernley, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-30 07:13:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-30 17:25:00 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 121 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.833 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 198.11 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 nn00594103 Id of event.
Event Code 00594103 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00594103, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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