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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 58km 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 23 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 58km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020
15 May 11:31 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.2 to 0.9 km.
May 15 11:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.9 to 5.8 km.
May 15 12:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.8 to 10.0 km.
May 18 12:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.8 km.
Date & time: Friday, 15 May 2020 11:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-15 03:26:02 -08:00
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 5.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1849°N / 117.894°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (18 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 200)
53 km (33 mi) NW of Silver Peak (pop: 100)
60 km (37 mi) NE of Dyer (pop: 300)
196 km (122 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500)
197 km (123 mi) SE of Fernley (pop: 19,400)
200 km (124 mi) SE of South Lake Tahoe (pop: 21,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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 03:26:02 -08:00 (15 May 11:26:02 UTC)M 5.1 / 5.8 km58km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
Fri, 15 May 11:26 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmNevada (USA)EMSC
Fri, 15 May 11:26 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmNevada (USA)GFZ

User reports for this quake (27)

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Reno, NV (212.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up in the middle of it and felt like my bed was weightless, rolling on ocean water. My entire house was moving and the blinds were slapping against the window. Something fell in the laundry room and hit the washer/dryer.
San Jose ca (364.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Room shook walls of house moved I knew there was an earthquake based on the jolt I felt in the chair I was sitting in4:00 am roughly
Pahrump (275.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : cats really not liking this while it feels like my bed is rocking. (reported through our app)
246.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Logandale, NV (382.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The bed was moving. The dog barked.
310.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Arnold, ca (188.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed shaking. Doors rattling. (reported through our app)
Modesto California (217.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt movement under my feet , blinds moving.
Sacramento, CA (312.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
447.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Citrus Heights (281.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
57.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Las Vegas, NV / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Heard rumble, I thought it was a nearby train. My pup was hyper and I felt a bit dizzy.
Placerville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the bed and walls rattling
Bakersfield CA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Visalia, CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
RENO / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Woke up to extreme shaking of mobile. Book shelf fell over and large fish tank cracked.
sacramento / Light shaking (MMI IV)
tulare ca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
roseville ca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sparks / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Peoria AZ / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Las Vegas (United States of America, 330 km SE of epicenter) : fue una sensacion como cuando tienes mareo y vi como se movia la ropa que esta colgada en los percheros. (reported through EMSC)
Pollock Pines (United States of America, 242 km W of epicenter) : Long shake! (reported through EMSC)
Round Mountain (United States of America, 97 km NE of epicenter) : 28 miles NW of Tonopah. The ground was rumbling and the house shook. (reported through EMSC)
Reno (United States of America, 230 km NW of epicenter) : The rattling of my shower door woke me up in Reno, NV It was a gently rolling quake. (reported through EMSC)
Sonora (United States of America, 217 km W of epicenter) : Was sleeping when I was woken up feeling the shaking and items on my shelves were rattling loudly (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 58km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020

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