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Minor earthquake: M3.6 quake has struck near Carson City in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.114S, -119.724WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Carson City in Nevada. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.5 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00670931. Id of event: nn00670931. Exact location, longitude -119.724° West, latitude 39.114° North, depth = 9.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:24:02 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 13:24:02 / December 20, 2018 @ 1:24 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake 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), 54 km (33 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pollock Pines, Fernley, Cold Springs. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SE of Carson City, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.724° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.114° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SE of Carson City, 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 13:24:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-20 13:25:13 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 199 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 26 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 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67.27 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 nn00670931 Id of event.
Event Code 00670931 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00670931, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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