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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Mina in Nevada

Earthquake location 38.1597S, -117.9403WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 29 km SSE of Mina, Nevada (18 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:35:22 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.4 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 00:35:22 / December 15, 2020 @ 12:35 am. All ids that are associated to the event: nn00792265. Unique identifier: nn00792265. Exact location of earthquake, -117.9403° West, 38.1597° North, depth 13.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km SSE of Mina, Nevada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.9403° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1597° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 km SSE 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 2020-12-15 00:35:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-15 00:40:45 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 4.23 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 271 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 54 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28.15 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 nn00792265 Id of event.
Event Code 00792265 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nn00792265, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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