Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 4 mi southeast of Carson City, Nevada, USA, on 2020-03-20 17:33:35 -08:00

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 4 mi southeast of Carson City, Nevada, USA, on 2020-03-20 17:33:35 -08:00

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 8 km depth

21 Mar 01:39 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Mar 21 01:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.1 to 8.4 km.
Date & time: Mar 21, 2020 01:33:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-20 17:33:35 -08:00
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 8.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.1112°N / 119.7361°W (Carson City, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 39.111°S / 60.264°E
Nearest volcano: Steamboat Springs (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NE of Indian Hills (Douglas County) (pop: 5,630) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) SSE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SW of Dayton (Lyon County) (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NE of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County, California) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ESE of Truckee (California) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) S of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) S of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) S of Sun Valley (Washoe County) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) S of Spanish Springs (Washoe County) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.58.4 km5km ENE of Indian Hills, Nevada (USA)USGS
4.87 kmNevada (USA)EMSC
4.510 kmNevada (USA)GFZ

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Incline Village nv my / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
South Lake Tahoe, ca / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Carson City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was in my garage and took my knees out from under me. My first thought was that a truck was hitting the house. I built high rises in San Francisco for 7 years and I had to move to Nevada to experience my first quake SMH we were rattled  
Downtown Truckee, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At home, felt the building shake. Liquids in open glass were disturbed.  
CARSON / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Slashed water from the Fishtank out onto the floor.  
Carson City, Nevada (7.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Carson City, Nevada 89701 (6.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Big boom followed immediately by strong up and down, side-to-side movement. Lasted about 5 seconds. One of my cats ran and hide under the bed. Took her awhile to calm down. (reported through our app)  
South Reno / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shook for about 3 seconds, then a 1-second pause, then it shook again for about 2 more seconds.  
Johnson lane neighborhood Minden NV / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Only a few things knocked over. Cupboard doors opened. Nothing broken. Felt like a truck ran into the house.  
1976 Marian Avenue, Carson City, Nevada 89706 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I heard a extreme loud Sonic Boom sound. I have never heard that sound in my life. I was scary. The sound ricocheted with the movement of my house.  
Verdi, Washoe, Nevada (49.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : The house moved, like settling sound. (reported through our app)  
Carson city (8.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
slc / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Candler NC / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt shaking and then our outdoor water pipe ruptured. Poured 2 feet of water down there through a crack in the wall. Water company came and turned it off.  
Dayton NV / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very loud sound  
genoa nv / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : my mom thought somthing blew up in the house. I was standing out on balconie and the the house was exploding foundation has cracks it it. things fell off my hutch in side house  
SACRAMENTO, CA (162.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Folsom / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it here in Folsom  
Pioneer, Ca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Minden, NV / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : House rolled and shifted china hutch contents clattered a couple pictures fell of the wall. Cracked the stucco (two story home) across the southern exterior wall, crack in stair case. Loud creaking and Earth rumbled loud thundering. It was like floating o  
near Sparks, Washoe, Nevada (33.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Reno, NV / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 3rd floor apartment, about 6 seconds  
Penn Valley CA (126.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Little rattle, slight shake  
yerington nevada / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : was leaning on truck outside and felt truck step moving on my leg that was resting against it, was weak and I wondered what it was if anything, turned out to be this quake  
North of sparks Nv 5 miles / not felt : Mikes  
Carson City, Nevada (9.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Jamestown / Light shaking (MMI IV) : yeah, shaked my bed. Dogs didn’t notice. My area is not an earthquake one.  
Johnson Lane, Gardnerville, NV / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Heard light fixtures moving with small vibrations. Than the whole house was rocking back and forth. Lasted for less than a minute. Enough time to get in a door way and realize what happened. It felt strong but nothing fell off the shelves.  
Carson city nevada / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Grass Valley / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kingsbury Grade Stateline NV / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was very loud, the whole building shook.  
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