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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Gardnerville Ranchos in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.7206S, -119.5939WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gardnerville Ranchos in Nevada on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.3 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -119.5939° West, 38.7206° North, depth 8.3 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:20:06 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: nn00629190. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72995506, nn00629190. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 05:20:06 / April 5, 2018 @ 5:20 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Incline Village, Dayton, Carson City (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Gardnerville Ranchos (c. 11 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Dayton (c. 9 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Incline Village (c. 8 800 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km SE of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.5939° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7206° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SE of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-05 05:20:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-05 05:50:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 reviewed 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 122 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 ,nc,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.248 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2096 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60.41 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 nn00629190 Id of event.
Event Code 00629190 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72995506,nn00629190, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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