A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 66 km W of Tonopah, Nevada (41 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.9855 West, latitude 38.1468 North, depth = 6.1 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.1 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 18:44:27 / May 16, 2020 @ 6:44 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:44:27 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nn00726617. Unique identifier: nn00726617.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 66 km W of Tonopah, Nevada.
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