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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.2241S, -117.6977WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 44 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (27 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:20:09 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nn00736032. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00736032. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.4 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 06:20:09 / May 27, 2020 @ 6:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 9.4 km, -117.6977° West, 38.2241° North.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 44 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.6977° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2020-05-27 06:20:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-27 06:23:30 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 36 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.038 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3862 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51.7 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 nn00736032 Id of event.
Event Code 00736032 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00736032, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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