A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 63 km W of Tonopah, Nevada (39 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 11:53:52 / May 17, 2020 @ 11:53 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:53:52 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.947 West, latitude 38.1507 North, depth = 12.5 km. Event id: nn00727244. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00727244. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.5 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-three, in the last 10 days two hundred and eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 63 km W of Tonopah, Nevada.
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