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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag strikes near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1675S, -117.8578WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 56 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (35 miles). Event id: nn00726986. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00726986. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 05:02:22 / May 17, 2020 @ 5:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -117.8578 West, latitude 38.1675 North, depth = 5.9 km. The temblor was reported at 21:02:22 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5.9 km (4 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.8578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 05:02:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 05:06:36 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 3.4 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 222 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 38 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.107 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 48.27 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 nn00726986 Id of event.
Event Code 00726986 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00726986, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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