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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 47 km SSW of Carlin, Nevada



Earthquake location 40.3208S, -116.3267WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Carlin in Nevada. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00600800. Unique identifier: nn00600800. Exact location, longitude -116.3267° West, latitude 40.3208° North, depth = 14.9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 21:07:20 / August 14, 2017 @ 9:07 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:07:20 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.9 km (9 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Elko (c. 18 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Spring Creek (c. 12 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Spring Creek, Elko (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 47 km SSW of Carlin, Nevada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.3267° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3208° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SSW of Carlin, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-14 21:07:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-14 21:10:54 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.559 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 199.12 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 nn00600800 Id of event.
Event Code 00600800 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00600800, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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