A 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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