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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1863S, -117.7677WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 48 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (30 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.9 km (7 miles). Global time and date of event 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 08:05:15 / May 18, 2020 @ 8:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.7677 West, latitude 38.1863 North, depth = 11.9 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:05:15 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Event id: nn00727892. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00727892.

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 twenty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.7677° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1863° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km 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 2020-05-18 08:05:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-18 08:12:25 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 138 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 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.184 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 49.3 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 nn00727892 Id of event.
Event Code 00727892 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00727892, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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