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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Goldfield in Nevada

Earthquake location 37.479S, -117.1647WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 26 km SSE of Goldfield, Nevada (16 miles) on Sunday. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:53:40 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.6 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -117.1647° West, latitude 37.479° North, depth = 2.6 km. Id of earthquake: nn00727247. Event ids that are associated: nn00727247. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 11:53:40 / May 17, 2020 @ 11:53 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SSE of Goldfield, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.1647° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.479° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SSE of Goldfield, 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 11:53:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 11:58:50 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 3.22 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 168 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160.74 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 nn00727247 Id of event.
Event Code 00727247 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00727247, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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