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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 61 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada

Earthquake location 38.203S, -117.9127WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (38 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.9 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00726292. Unique identifier: nn00726292. Exact location of earthquake, -117.9127° West, 38.203° North, depth 15.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:28:40 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 10:28:40 / May 16, 2020 @ 10:28 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 61 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.9127° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.203° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-16 10:28:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-16 10:34:41 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 3.35 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 271 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 55 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.483 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47.43 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 nn00726292 Id of event.
Event Code 00726292 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00726292, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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