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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 60 km W of Tonopah, Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1562S, -117.898WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 60 km W of Tonopah, Nevada (37 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude -117.898° West, latitude 38.1562° North, depth = 2.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nn00725434, us70009gth. Id of event: nn00725434. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.9 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:07:25 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 15:07:25 / May 15, 2020 @ 3:07 pm UTC/GMT.

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km W of Tonopah, Nevada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.898° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.9 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 2020-05-15 15:07:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-15 17:08:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.15 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 236 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.343 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2164 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47.81 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 nn00725434 Id of event.
Event Code 00725434 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00725434,us70009gth, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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