A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 68 km SE of Hawthorne, Nevada (42 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 11:30:16 / May 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am. The temblor was detected at 03:30:16 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -118.0097 West, latitude 38.1378 North, depth = 4.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: nn00725296. Event ids that are associated: nn00725296. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 68 km SE of Hawthorne, Nevada.
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