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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 55km 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 12 hours earlier.
Light mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 55km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020
15 May 22:51 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
May 16 00:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.6 to 10.6 km.
Date & time: Friday, 15 May 2020 22:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-15 14:46:30 -08:00
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1692°N / 117.8419°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 200)
50 km (31 mi) NW of Silver Peak (pop: 100)
55 km (34 mi) NW of Tonopah (pop: 2,500)
166 km (103 mi) SE of Fallon (pop: 8,500)
184 km (114 mi) SE of Gardnerville Ranchos (pop: 11,300)
193 km (120 mi) SE of Dayton (pop: 9,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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 14:46:30 -08:00 (15 May 22:46:30 UTC)M 4.3 / 10.6 km55km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
Fri, 15 May 22:46 UTCM 3.9 / 5 kmNevada (USA)EMSC

User reports for this quake (7)

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Pahrump, NV (274.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was sleeping in a travel trailer and woke up to it rocking from side to side. I immediately knew it was an earthquake.
Pahrump (271.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : was sitting in a chair & thought the chair broke but nope it moved when the earth shook. Decided to sit in car to wait for appt. (reported through our app)
Pahrump, South end of Valley (286 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt rolling, my pomeranians woke me up (reported through our app)
Bakersfield (334.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt it while driving. A strange rolling sensation. (reported through our app)
Spokane / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Spokane / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up from a nap.
Fernley, NV / not felt

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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 55km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Friday, 15 May 2020

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