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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 29 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on 2020-05-16 03:50:54 -08:00

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.5 quake 36 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, 2020-05-15 03:03:27 -08:00, which had occurred 1 day 1 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 29 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on 2020-05-16 03:50:54 -08:00

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 17 km depth

16 May 11:54 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 18.5 to 16.8 km.
Date & time: May 16, 2020 11:50:54 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-16 03:50:54 -08:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 16.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.2118°N / 117.7347°W (Esmeralda, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 38.212°S / 62.265°E
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Mina (pop: 155) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WNW of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ESE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SE of Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ESE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NE of Clovis (California) (pop: 104,200) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NE of Fresno (California) (pop: 520,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.617 km45km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
4.410 kmNevada (USA)EMSC
4.210 kmNevada (USA)GFZ

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