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

Earthquake location 39.488S, -117.9957WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Fallon in Nevada. The temblor was reported at 05:38:28 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.9957 West, latitude 39.488 North, depth = 9.6 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 13:38:28 / December 22, 2018 @ 1:38 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.6 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00671527. Id of event: nn00671527.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fallon. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Fallon (c. 8 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 67 km E of Fallon, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.9957° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.488° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km E 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 2018-12-22 13:38:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-22 13:42:33 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.107 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118.93 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 nn00671527 Id of event.
Event Code 00671527 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00671527, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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