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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1608S, -117.7468WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 46 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (29 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:39:26 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.1 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -117.7468 West, latitude 38.1608 North, depth = 14.1 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 06:39:26 / May 21, 2020 @ 6:39 am. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00730063. Unique identifier: nn00730063.

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days three hundred and one, in the past 30 days three hundred and seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 46 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.7468° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1608° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km 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 2020-05-21 06:39:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-21 06:44:36 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 129 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 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.114 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73.07 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 nn00730063 Id of event.
Event Code 00730063 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00730063, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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