A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Yerington in Nevada. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.3 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 08:02:04 / August 27, 2017 @ 8:02 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:02:04 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5.3 km, -118.8185° West, 38.8408° North. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72878830, nn00602318. Unique identifier: nn00602318.
Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Fallon (c. 8 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Silver Springs (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Silver Springs, Fallon (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 fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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