A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Virginia City in Nevada. Event id: nn00618549. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00618549. Exact location of earthquake, -119.7487° West, 39.39° North, depth 7.8 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 03:24:53 / January 17, 2018 @ 3:24 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:24:53 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gardnerville Ranchos, South Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NW of Virginia City, Nevada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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