Small magnitude 3.4 earthquake 39 miles southeast of Hawthorne, Nevada, United States
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 05:2005:20 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake near Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, was reported only 8 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 7.6 miles beneath the epicenter in the evening on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 9:00 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
3.4 quake 17 Jan 9:00 pm (GMT -8)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mina (pop. 160) located 15 miles from the epicenter. In Hawthorne (pop. 3,300, 39 miles away), and Tonopah (pop. 2,500, 45 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 17 Jan 2021 9:00 pm (GMT -8) local time (18 Jan 2021 05:00 GMT)
Depth: 12.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.18°N / 118.05°W (Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
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