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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag was detected near Indian Hills in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.1147S, -119.726WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indian Hills in Nevada. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 13:30:45 / December 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm. Id of earthquake: nn00670948. Event ids that are associated: nn00670948. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -119.726° West, 39.1147° North, depth 10.6 km. The temblor was detected at 05:30:45 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fernley, Cold Springs, Spanish Springs. The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km ENE of Indian Hills, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.726° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.1147° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ENE of Indian Hills, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-20 13:30:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-20 13:40:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.15 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 179 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 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57.54 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 nn00670948 Id of event.
Event Code 00670948 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00670948, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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