A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 45 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (28 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 21:59:42 / May 15, 2020 @ 9:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00725743. Unique identifier: nn00725743. Exact location of event, longitude -117.7262 West, latitude 38.1743 North, depth = 9.9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:59:42 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-nine, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada.
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