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Minor earthquake: M2.95 quake has struck near Tahoe Vista in CA

Earthquake location 39.229S, -120.0988333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tahoe Vista in CA on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00665199, nc73109741. Id of event: nc73109741. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.59 km (2 miles). Exact location, longitude -120.0988333° West, latitude 39.229° North, depth = 3.59 km. Global time and date of event 12/11/18 / 2018-11-12 00:53:47 / November 12, 2018 @ 12:53 am UTC/GMT. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:53:47 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Silver Springs, Pollock Pines, Spanish Springs.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 4 km WSW of Tahoe Vista, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.0988333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.229° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km WSW of Tahoe Vista, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-12 00:53:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-14 00:18:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 110 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 168 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nc The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nn,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2112 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73109741 Id of event.
Event Code 73109741 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00665199,nc73109741, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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