A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 46 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (29 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.7 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 06:40:45 / May 16, 2020 @ 6:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, -117.7188° West, 38.213° North, depth 14.7 km. Unique identifier: nn00726119. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00726119, us70009htw. The temblor was reported at 22:40:45 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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