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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Fernley in Nevada

Earthquake location 39.6015S, -119.0768WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Fernley in Nevada. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:51:08 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -119.0768° West, 39.6015° North, depth 6.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.4 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nn00751469. Unique identifier: nn00751469. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/06/20 / 2020-06-21 20:51:08 / June 21, 2020 @ 8:51 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carson City, Lemmon Valley, Reno. Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Fernley (c. 19 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km E of Fernley, Nevada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.0768° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.6015° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km E of Fernley, Nevada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-21 20:51:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-21 21:02:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 123 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152.24 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 nn00751469 Id of event.
Event Code 00751469 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00751469, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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