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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Hawthorne in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1515S, -118.0063WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 68 km SE of Hawthorne, Nevada (42 miles). Exact location of event, depth 0.7 km, -118.0063° West, 38.1515° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.7 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: nn00725806. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00725806. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 23:28:14 / May 15, 2020 @ 11:28 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:28:14 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 68 km SE of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.0063° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1515° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SE of Hawthorne, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-15 23:28:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-15 23:31:55 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 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 129 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102.7 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 nn00725806 Id of event.
Event Code 00725806 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00725806, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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