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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 56km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.5 quake: 56km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA), 15 May 2020 11:03, which had occurred 9 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 56km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020
15 May 11:17 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
May 15 16:46: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 3.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.2 to 6.8 km.
May 15 16:48: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7 km.
Date & time: Friday, 15 May 2020 11:12 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-15 03:12:37 -08:00
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 6.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.2029°N / 117.8787°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 200)
54 km (34 mi) NW of Silver Peak (pop: 100)
59 km (36 mi) NW of Tonopah (pop: 2,500)
179 km (111 mi) SE of Gardnerville Ranchos (pop: 11,300)
196 km (122 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500)
196 km (122 mi) SE of Fernley (pop: 19,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-05-15 03:12:37 -08:00 (15 May 11:12:37 UTC)M 4.0 / 6.7 km56km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
Fri, 15 May 11:12 UTCM 3.9 / 5 kmNevada (USA)EMSC

User reports for this quake (40)

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Visalia (246.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Didn't expect it since I don't usually feel any earthquakes where I'm at. I was just laying on my bed when I felt shaking which only lasted a few seconds. I got onto the internet and searched "latest earthquakes" because I just wondered where it occurred. The last time I felt this was last summer when I woke up to shaking. And the other time when I went with my family to buy pet fishes. A traumatizing experience for me because usually after a earthquake I expect my bed to start shaking at any mo
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Meyers) (185.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Reading in bed, bed began swaying. Indoor chimes chiming, hangers in closet swinging. It lasted over a minute. Made me woozy.
Las Vegas NV Bed was swaying mildly 4:03 ish (394.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was just watching Netflix laying in bed and felt my bed moving felt like an aftershock....very mild
342.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Pahrump (276.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : light shaking of bed but cats seemed more upset than me. (reported through our app)
Sonora, near Twain Harte- Fair Oaks Ct. (208.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Window and my bed on legs was shaking, I saw the the bullpine ‘shivering” outside of my window
Fresno CA (266.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed was shaking and TV was shaking
Reno NV (30.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Pendent lights still moving after 5 minutes
Fresno, California (229.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Clovis, CA (215.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Citrus Heights, CA (302 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up suddenly to bed vibrating and wind chimes in room gently swaying and making noise
182.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Fresno (241.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
193.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Fallon Nevada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The quake woke me up at 04:08 and lasted about 10 seconds. My bed was shaking and the chandelier lights over the dining table were clanging against each other.
Modesto / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Life is stressful for me currently and I couldn’t sleep so I decided to paint. “My de-stressing hobby” and at 4:03am all my paints and brushes, along with my work bench and other house hold items were shaking for a good 20 seconds. It was surreal. For a second I thought I was dreaming because id never felt an earthquake before. Even my dog and cat felt it I heard their jingling collars. Anyway, besides the fact that I kinda feel like I’m on a boat right now, I thought it was pretty aweso
Las Vegas, Nevada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting on the bed when it started shaking, blinds moving, and door swaying. Just felt like jerking for 30 secs, I now have a headache.
Vinton, Ca 96135 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It rocked my chair side to side and it felt like the ground rolled under me. It lasted almost a minute.
jackson, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pahrump, Nevada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking woke me at approximately at 4:03.
Tahoe Keys / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sacramento / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My bed started to shake
Fresno / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It felt like I was on a boat
Fresno ca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
turlock, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gardnerville / Light shaking (MMI IV) : rolling motion, lasted about 20 seconds.
Yerington nv / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Modesto ca / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Turlock, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Modesto / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up. My fan was moving and so was my wind chime I hung on my front door knob.
Rancho Murieta, Ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Cabinet(with glasss) upstairs in bedroom shaking, rattling. Dog got out of her bed and came to me.
Sun valley / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Elk Grove, CA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Alamo NV / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pioneer, California / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up and felt like someone was gently shaking me
Tiurlock ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me in bed, felt more like rolling than shaking
Turlock Ca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
12105 Mystic Sands Drive, Sparks, Nevada 88441 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bakersfield / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manteca (United States of America, 299 km W of epicenter) : Wind chimes in my room moved for about a minute . (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 56km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020

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