A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 45 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (28 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.7166 West, latitude 38.2135 North, depth = 3 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:13:39 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00726815. Id of event: nn00726815. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 00:13:39 / May 17, 2020 @ 12:13 am.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 seventy, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 45 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada.
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