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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Hawthorne in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.2277S, -118.047WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada (37 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:01:39 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -118.047° West, latitude 38.2277° North, depth = 22.4 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 16:01:39 / May 15, 2020 @ 4:01 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00725475, us70009gx4. Id of event: us70009gx4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.4 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and five, in the last 10 days four hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 60 km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.047° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2277° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km ESE of Hawthorne, 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 16:01:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-09 16:50:06 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 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nn,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.907 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us70009gx4 Id of event.
Event Code 70009gx4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00725475,us70009gx4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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