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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 62km W 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 15 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 62km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020
15 May 11:22 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
May 15 11:22: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.1 to 3.1 km.
May 15 12:08: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.1 to 8.0 km.
May 15 12:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 3.8 km.
May 18 12:02: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 8.0 km.
May 18 13:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 3.8 km.
May 18 13:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.8 to 8.0 km.
May 18 14:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 3.8 km.
May 18 14:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.8 to 8.0 km.
May 18 15:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 3.8 km.
May 18 15:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.8 to 8.0 km.
May 18 16:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 3.8 km.
May 18 16:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.8 to 8.0 km.
May 18 17:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 3.8 km.
May 18 17:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.8 to 8.0 km.
May 18 18:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 3.8 km.
May 18 18:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.8 to 8.0 km.
May 18 19:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 3.8 km.
Date & time: Friday, 15 May 2020 11:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-15 03:18:12 -08:00
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 3.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1596°N / 117.9598°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 200)
53 km (33 mi) NW of Silver Peak (pop: 100)
56 km (35 mi) N of Dyer (pop: 300)
193 km (120 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500)
196 km (122 mi) SE of South Lake Tahoe (pop: 21,700)
196 km (122 mi) SE of Fernley (pop: 19,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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 03:18:12 -08:00 (15 May 11:18:12 UTC)M 4.9 / 3.8 km62km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
Fri, 15 May 11:17 UTCM 4.6 / 8 kmNevada (USA)EMSC

User reports for this quake (24)

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443.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Oakdale (259.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Modesto (276.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Water in the toilet bowl swaying lightly. Best way to tell/confirm earthquakes.
Pahrump Nevada ~ awake laying in bed I felt the mo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Laying in bed about 4 am...... can’t sleep. First I felt movement and wondered what it was. Heard a hanging chime make noise due to a motion causing it to swing ~(this hangs inside my bedroom). I noted that during a daytime earthquake past 2019 the chime swings when earth movement occurs.
Reno NV / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken up from sleep by hanging pictures knocking against the walls, I’m not sure how long the shock lasted but it was considerably longer than anything I’ve felt in the past. For sure longer than a few seconds.
Pahrump Nevada ~ awake laying in bed I felt the mo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Laying in bed about 4 am...... can’t sleep. First I felt movement and wondered what it was. Heard a hanging chime make noise due to a motion causing it to swing ~(this hangs inside my bedroom). I noted that during a daytime earthquake past 2019 the chime swings when earth movement occurs.
The Lakes, 89117 / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in bed and felt a subtle swaying effect then heard my sliding mirror start to make a noise from moving back and forth
Clovis CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was asleep heard a noise from the ceiling fan that wasn't quite right then felt the rocking for a few seconds
Modesto California / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Elk Grove, Ca 95758 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chandler, hanging plant and blinds swaying, feet vibrating! Definitely felt!
Lemoore,Ca I felt a good bit of shaking that woke / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Visalia, CA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Reno, Nevada / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Yerington / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke me from a dead sleep.
Peoria AZ / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerington / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Visalia, Ca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Las vegas / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tonopah Nevada / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Oakdale,Ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awakened by bed shaking and sound like neighbor car door closing.
Reno, NV / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up. House was shaking
Visalia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Fernley nv / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Round Mountain (United States of America, 71 km NE of epicenter) : We live 28 miles NW if Tonopah (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 62km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020
 

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