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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.2135S, -117.7166WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.7166° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2135° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 00:13:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 00:23:57 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 reviewed 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 129 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.62 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4439 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49.68 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 nn00726815 Id of event.
Event Code 00726815 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00726815, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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