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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1658S, -117.9618WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 65 km W of Tonopah, Nevada (40 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nn00730178. Unique identifier: nn00730178. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.9618 West, latitude 38.1658 North, depth = 11.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.8 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 09:39:25 / May 21, 2020 @ 9:39 am. The temblor was detected at 01:39:25 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and three, in the past 30 days three hundred and eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 65 km W of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.9618° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1658° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2020-05-21 09:39:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-21 09:42:37 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 32 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.044 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 90.69 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 nn00730178 Id of event.
Event Code 00730178 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00730178, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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