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Light earthquake 4 mag, 67 km W of Tonopah, Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1513S, -117.9887WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 67 km W of Tonopah, Nevada (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -117.9887° West, 38.1513° North, depth 6.3 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.3 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nn00727618. Event ids that are associated: nn00727618. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:19:54 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 23:19:54 / May 17, 2020 @ 11:19 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 67 km W of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.9887° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1513° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km W 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 2020-05-17 23:19:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 23:24:30 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 3.77 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 246 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 39 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.026 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43.75 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 nn00727618 Id of event.
Event Code 00727618 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00727618, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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