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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 5 km ENE of Indian Hills, Nevada

Earthquake location 39.113S, -119.7273WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indian Hills in Nevada on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.1 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -119.7273 West, latitude 39.113 North, depth = 9.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 01:33:35 / March 21, 2020 @ 1:33 am. Event id: nn00719663. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00719663. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:33:35 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Event 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), 69 km (43 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Truckee (c. 16 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Placerville, Fallon, Pollock Pines (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.7273° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.113° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.1 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 2020-03-21 01:33:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 01:38:42 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 385 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.064 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 40.15 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 nn00719663 Id of event.
Event Code 00719663 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00719663, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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