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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Tonopah in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.2312S, -117.7613WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 49 km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (30 miles). Exact location, longitude -117.7613° West, latitude 38.2312° North, depth = 8.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00734476. Unique identifier: nn00734476. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:50:50 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/05/20 / 2020-05-25 18:50:50 / May 25, 2020 @ 6:50 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.5 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 49 km WNW of Tonopah, 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 -117.7613° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2312° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 2020-05-25 18:50:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-25 18:54:21 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 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 121 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.026 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51.34 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 nn00734476 Id of event.
Event Code 00734476 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00734476, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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