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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Fallon in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.7017S, -118.2152WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Fallon in Nevada. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00658534. Id of event: nn00658534. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.8 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:28:33 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -118.2152 West, latitude 39.7017 North, depth = 1.8 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 07:28:33 / September 28, 2018 @ 7:28 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Fallon (c. 8 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fallon (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 0 and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 54 km ENE of Fallon, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.2152° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.7017° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km ENE 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 2018-09-28 07:28:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-28 07:32:20 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 129 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.231 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180.48 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 nn00658534 Id of event.
Event Code 00658534 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00658534, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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