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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.2079S, -117.7412WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 47 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -117.7412 West, latitude 38.2079 North, depth = 6.56 km. Event id: us70009gwi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gwi. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:49:14 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 15:49:14 / May 15, 2020 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.56 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 47 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.7412° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2079° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km WNW of Tonopah, 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 15:49:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-15 20:01:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 reviewed 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 139 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.395 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us70009gwi Id of event.
Event Code 70009gwi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009gwi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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