A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 64 km W of Tonopah, Nevada (40 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:40:58 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 10:40:58 / May 20, 2020 @ 10:40 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00729257. Id of event: nn00729257. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -117.9582 West, latitude 38.1527 North, depth = 7.8 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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