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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 59km 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 11h03, which had occurred 49 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 59km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020
15 May 11:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
May 15 13:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.9 to 5.8 km.
Date & time: Friday, 15 May 2020 11:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-15 03:52:07 -08:00
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 5.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1469°N / 117.9831°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 200)
53 km (33 mi) NW of Silver Peak (pop: 100)
54 km (33 mi) N of Dyer (pop: 300)
192 km (119 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500)
195 km (121 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 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 15 May 11:52 UTCM 4.8 / 5.8 km59km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
Fri, 15 May 11:52 UTCM 4.2 / 10 kmNevada (USA)EMSC

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258.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was laying in bed and felt the bed move foward and backwards slightly. The widow shutters were also moving around. (reported through our app)
Porterville CA (251.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I am connected on What's app and friends are writing about the quakes this morning. Yes we felt it. We live in Porterville CA and friends from this area and Terra Bella are writing me about the quake and how strong it felt. (reported through our app)
250 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
357.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
197 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
278.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Pahrump / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I'm used to earthquakes so it doesn't really bother me. I just go with the flow. My cats though were freaking out each time one hit.
Pahrump, NV I was sitting down & felt like i was i / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : This was only my 3rd quake I have felt in my life. I could tell right away it was the strongest. Just prior to the quake my little dog was barking at the floor & woke me up. Now I know why he barked at the floor.
North Fork, / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mi-Wuk Village / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up with the house shaking It lasted longer than the one before
Turlock ca 95380 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : blinds and hanging lights swaying & bed moving
85383 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Round Mountain (United States of America, 44 km NE of epicenter) : Wow (reported through EMSC)

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 59km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020

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