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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 54km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Tuesday, 19 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 4 days earlier.
Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 54km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Tuesday, 19 May 2020
19 May 22:26 UTC: First to report: USGS after 13 minutes.
May 19 22:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.4 to 13.1 km.
May 19 22:44: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.1 to 7.7 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.7 to 8.1 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 22:12 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-19 14:12:45 -08:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 8.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1755°N / 117.8535°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 200)
51 km (31 mi) NW of Silver Peak (pop: 100)
56 km (35 mi) NW of Tonopah (pop: 2,500)
182 km (113 mi) SE of Gardnerville Ranchos (pop: 11,300)
192 km (119 mi) SE of Dayton (pop: 9,000)
199 km (124 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-05-19 14:12:45 -08:00 (19 May 22:12:45 UTC)M 4.6 / 8.1 km54km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
Tue, 19 May 22:12 UTCM 4.4 / 5 kmNevada (USA)EMSC
Tue, 19 May 22:12 UTCM 4.3 / 10 kmCalifornia-Nevada Border Region (USA)GFZ

User reports for this quake (4)

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West Los Angeles, CA 90025 (461.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shortly after 10pm sitting at desk typing in well constructed chair felt repetitive rattlesnake-like rattle from floor and whole building. Tremors sustained easily for a minute. I was tired and thought maybe it was nothing. It happened again about 5 minutes later, then another 5 minutes and stopped thinking my imagination. I thought maybe the Metro Purple Line construction in Century City was using explosives to build the tunnel, but their website stated they were not using explosives. when it h
Silverpeak (50.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The building shakes. The front door rattles. You think you hear a car going downhill. It's traveling downhill to the plya (reported through our app)
Memphis TN 8:15pm cst (2543.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On the couch side to side motion
Las Vegas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Bed shook a bit, dogs reacted.

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 54km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

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