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

Earthquake location 38.1875S, -117.7591WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 37 km SE of Mina, Nevada (23 miles) on Friday. Unique identifier: nn00744353. Ids that are associated to the event: nn00744353. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:46:59 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.7591 West, latitude 38.1875 North, depth = 5.6 km. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 13:46:59 / May 15, 2020 @ 1:46 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.6 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred, in the last 10 days four hundred and six, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 37 km SE of Mina, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.7591° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1875° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37 km SE of Mina, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-15 13:46:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-07 03:16:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.396 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1679 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121.13 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 nn00744353 Id of event.
Event Code 00744353 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00744353, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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