A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 50 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (31 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:46:31 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nn00726182. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00726182. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 07:46:31 / May 16, 2020 @ 7:46 am. Exact location, longitude -117.7732° West, latitude 38.216° North, depth = 8.9 km.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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