A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 51 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (32 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 22:27:59 / May 16, 2020 @ 10:27 pm. Event id: nn00726749. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00726749. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.9 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -117.7822° West, 38.2163° North, depth 4.9 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:27:59 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 51 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada.
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