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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Qualeys Camp in NV

Earthquake location 37.991S, -118.672WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Qualeys Camp in NV. Id of earthquake: nc73495270. Event ids that are associated: nc73495270, nn00790703. Exact location, longitude -118.672° West, latitude 37.991° North, depth = 2.86 km. The temblor was reported at 17:13:12 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.86 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 17:13:12 / December 8, 2020 @ 5:13 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km SSW of Qualeys Camp, NV.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.672° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SSW of Qualeys Camp, NV Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-08 17:13:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-18 05:54:05 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 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nc The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nc,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2791 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mh The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73495270 Id of event.
Event Code 73495270 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73495270,nn00790703, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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