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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Hawthorne in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.132S, -117.9993WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 66 km SE of Hawthorne, Nevada (41 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 03:49:58 / May 20, 2020 @ 3:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.9993 West, latitude 38.132 North, depth = 5.1 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.1 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00728983, us70009lcm. Id of event: nn00728983. The temblor was picked up at 19:49:58 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SE of Hawthorne, Nevada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.9993° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.132° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SE of Hawthorne, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-20 03:49:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-20 03:58:51 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 3.87 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 246 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.051 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78.13 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 nn00728983 Id of event.
Event Code 00728983 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00728983,us70009lcm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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