A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Smith in Nevada. Id of earthquake: nn00728899. Event ids that are associated: nn00728899. Global time and date of event 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 01:44:54 / May 20, 2020 @ 1:44 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 20.3 km, -119.1265° West, 38.785° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.3 km (13 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:44:54 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from South Lake Tahoe (c. 21 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Gardnerville Ranchos (c. 11 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Dayton (c. 9 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Johnson Lane (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was South Lake Tahoe, Silver Springs, Carson City.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 17 km E of Smith, Nevada.
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