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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1512S, -117.906WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 km W of Tonopah, Nevada (37 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 08:19:42 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 16:19:42 / May 22, 2020 @ 4:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.1 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -117.906° West, 38.1512° North, depth 6.1 km. Event id: nn00731403. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00731403.

In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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: 60 km W of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.906° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1512° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2020-05-22 16:19:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 16:25:58 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 reviewed 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 18 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 0.4236 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119.06 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 nn00731403 Id of event.
Event Code 00731403 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00731403, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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