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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1518S, -117.9848WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 66 km W of Tonopah, Nevada (41 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.5 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.9848 West, latitude 38.1518 North, depth = 6.5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 01:13:07 / May 18, 2020 @ 1:13 am. Unique identifier: nn00727683. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00727683. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:13:07 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 66 km W of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.9848° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1518° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km W 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 2020-05-18 01:13:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-18 01:16:35 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.043 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 100.96 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 nn00727683 Id of event.
Event Code 00727683 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00727683, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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