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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 54 km SSW of Gerlach-Empire, Nevada

Earthquake location 40.1441S, -119.6725WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Gerlach-Empire in Nevada. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -119.6725 West, latitude 40.1441 North, depth = 10.8 km. The temblor was detected at 14:22:03 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/07/18 / 2018-07-29 22:22:03 / July 29, 2018 @ 10:22 pm. Id of earthquake: nn00647659. Event ids that are associated: nn00647659. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.8 km (7 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fernley, Reno, Sparks (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Spanish Springs (c. 15 100 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 54 km SSW of Gerlach-Empire, 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 -119.6725° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1441° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSW of Gerlach-Empire, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-29 22:22:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-29 22:53:23 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 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 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.232 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1999 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72.76 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 nn00647659 Id of event.
Event Code 00647659 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00647659, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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