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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.179S, -117.7547WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 47 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (29 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:17:33 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -117.7547° West, latitude 38.179° North, depth = 7.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.9 km (5 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00727257. Id of event: nn00727257. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 12:17:33 / May 17, 2020 @ 12:17 pm.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-seven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.7547° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.9 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 2020-05-17 12:17:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 12:21:24 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 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 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 121 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 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49.19 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 nn00727257 Id of event.
Event Code 00727257 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00727257, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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