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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 22 km NE of Fallon, Nevada



Earthquake location 39.5868S, -118.5592WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Fallon in Nevada. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 00:32:26 / September 11, 2017 @ 12:32 am. Exact location of event, longitude -118.5592 West, latitude 39.5868 North, depth = 15.4 km. Id of earthquake: nn00604607. Event ids that are associated: nn00604607. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:32:26 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.4 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Silver Springs, Fernley, Fallon. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Fallon (c. 8 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Silver Springs (c. 5 300 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NE of Fallon, Nevada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.5592° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5868° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NE of Fallon, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-11 00:32:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-11 00:34:54 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.892 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 193.2 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 nn00604607 Id of event.
Event Code 00604607 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00604607, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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