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

Earthquake location 39.39S, -119.7487WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.7487° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.39° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW of Virginia City, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-17 03:24:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-17 03:35:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 131 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 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.023 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 35.13 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 nn00618549 Id of event.
Event Code 00618549 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00618549, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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