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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 46km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 6.5 quake: 56km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Fri, 15 May 11h03, which had occurred 5 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 46km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA) on Wednesday, 20 May 2020
May 20 13:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.5 to 13.2 km.
May 20 13:17: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.2 to 11.7 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-20 04:36:53 -08:00
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 11.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.2012°N / 117.7453°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (45 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2*10^12 J (554 MWh / 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 20 May 2020
Wed, 20 May 12:36 UTCM 4.9 / 2 kmNevada (USA)EMSC
Wed, 20 May 12:36 UTCM 4.7 / 10 kmNevada (USA)GFZ

"I felt it" reports:
Pittsford (3477.1 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): At rest in bed second floor laying down in bed felt vibration thru.my body and dizzy.
Silverpeak (50.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Pahrump (269.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): cats felt it before it happened then I noticed the bed moving a bit. (via app)
(82.9 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): WOKE US UP BUT DID NOT DISTRESS US.
Kingston, NV (119.7 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Ramona, ca / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up with bed shaking, thought it was my dog next to me, no wasn’t. The shaking was not as strong as the 6 mag. Was waiting for another didn’t come.
Syracuse (United States of America) (580 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Laying in bed. Felt an extended shudder. (via EMSC)
Santa Maria (United States of America) (444 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Got upset stomach again (via EMSC)
Victorville (United States of America) (412 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt like someone bumped my chair while walking by. Chandler was swaying a little (via EMSC)
Carson City (United States of America) (205 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Only heard a loud pop in bed my wife and I. (via EMSC)
Bass Lake (United States of America) (190 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Just a quick bump is what I felt. (via EMSC)
Yerington (United States of America) (153 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt a couple of bumps/shakes and that was it. Very short. (via EMSC)
Yerington (United States of America) (147 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sitting here in Yerington Nevada. The house started to creak and I felt my chair rock. Last night we felt the 2.7 which felt stronger.We are west of Hawthorn. (via EMSC)
Tonopah (United States of America) (46 km E from epicenter)(no details): Rattled my windows and woke me up (via EMSC)
Tonopah (United States of America) (43 km E from epicenter)(no details): Rattled the house good but was extremely short (via EMSC)
Round Mountain (United States of America) (32 km NE from epicenter)(no details): This one woke us up. Shook the house pretty good. (via EMSC)

 

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