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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 30 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on 2020-05-20 04:36:53 -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 5 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 30 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on 2020-05-20 04:36:53 -08:00 Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 30 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on 2020-05-20 04:36:53 -08:00

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 12 km depth

20 May 12:41 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
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: May 20, 2020 12:36:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-20 04:36:53 -08:00
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 11.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.2012°N / 117.7453°W (Esmeralda, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 38.201°S / 62.255°E
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Mina (pop: 155) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (30 mi) WNW of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ESE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 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!
229 km (142 mi) SE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) NE of Clovis (California) (pop: 104,200) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NE of Fresno (California) (pop: 520,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.012 km46km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
4.92 kmNevada (USA)EMSC
4.710 kmNevada (USA)GFZ

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Pittsford (3477.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : At rest in bed second floor laying down in bed felt vibration thru.my body and dizzy.  
Silverpeak (50.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Pahrump (269.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : cats felt it before it happened then I noticed the bed moving a bit. (reported through our app)  
26 km of Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek, Inyo, California (82.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : WOKE US UP BUT DID NOT DISTRESS US.  
Kingston, NV (119.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ramona, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 of epicenter) : Laying in bed. Felt an extended shudder. (reported through EMSC)  
Santa Maria (United States of America, 444 km SW of epicenter) : Got upset stomach again (reported through EMSC)  
Victorville (United States of America, 412 km S of epicenter) : Felt like someone bumped my chair while walking by. Chandler was swaying a little (reported through EMSC)  
Carson City (United States of America, 205 km NW of epicenter) : Only heard a loud pop in bed my wife and I. (reported through EMSC)  
Bass Lake (United States of America, 190 km SW of epicenter) : Just a quick bump is what I felt. (reported through EMSC)  
Yerington (United States of America, 153 km NW of epicenter) : Felt a couple of bumps/shakes and that was it. Very short. (reported through EMSC)  
Yerington (United States of America, 147 km NW of epicenter) : 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. (reported through EMSC)  
Tonopah (United States of America, 46 km E of epicenter) : Rattled my windows and woke me up (reported through EMSC)  
Tonopah (United States of America, 43 km E of epicenter) : Rattled the house good but was extremely short (reported through EMSC)  
Round Mountain (United States of America, 32 km NE of epicenter) : This one woke us up. Shook the house pretty good. (reported through EMSC)  
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