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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 53km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA), on 2020-05-21 16:22:00 -08:00

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.5 quake 56km W of Tonopah, Nevada (USA), 2020-05-15 03:03:27 -08:00, which had occurred 7 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 53km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA), on 2020-05-21 16:22:00 -08:00
22 May 00:26 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
May 22 00:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.2 to 5.8 km.
May 22 00:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.8 to 6.9 km.
Date & time: 2020-05-22 12:22:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-21 16:22:00 -08:00
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 6.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.2357°N / 117.7963°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 200)
53 km (33 mi) NW of Tonopah (pop: 2,500)
55 km (34 mi) NW of Silver Peak (pop: 100)
184 km (114 mi) SE of Gardnerville Ranchos (pop: 11,300)
198 km (123 mi) SE of Fernley (pop: 19,400)
200 km (124 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-05-22 00:22:00 UTCM 4.8 / 9 kmNevada (USA)EMSC
2020-05-22 00:22:00 UTC
2020-05-21 16:22:00 -08:00
M 5.3 / 6.9 km53km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
2020-05-22 00:22:03 UTCM 4.6 / 10 kmNevada (USA)GFZ

User reports for this quake (23)

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Sacramento CA (327.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In Sacramento CA, I felt a rippling wave in my 2nd-floor apartment at 1723 hours. Then at 1853 hours, I felt a slight jolt.
Smith, Nevada (143.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Silverpeak (54.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
288.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Quick hard jolt, neighbors felt it as well (reported through our app)
Pahrump (275.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : explains the reactions of the cats before and after my chair rocking. (reported through our app)
189.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A little ripple . (reported through our app)
911.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Almost 600 miles away, I have not felt this. (reported through our app)
Lake Havasu City, Az / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was up on the roof and felt the swaying so much I had to sit down cause I couldn't keep my balance.
Keokuk iowa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was laying on my couch about 9pm 5. 21. 2020 and felt the couch and myself shaking very lightly. I live in the mid-west and this is not typical. The experience led me to think it was a very mild earthquake happening at that time
Emmett , ID / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was sitting on bed holding our 15 mo old son while talking to my husband. I asked if husband if he could feel the shaking . “He said ,No .
Minden, Nevada / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light swaying.
Logandale, NV / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Crowley Lake / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fernley Walmart / not felt
Davis (United States of America, 348 km W of epicenter) : Didn't feel (reported through EMSC)
Reno (United States of America, 218 km NW of epicenter) : Felt a swaying, and the light started moving. (reported through EMSC)
Yerington (United States of America, 145 km NW of epicenter) : 5:22 pm Yerington Nevada (reported through EMSC)
San Mateo (United States of America, 405 km W of epicenter) : San Mateo CA (reported through EMSC)
Bakersfield (United States of America, 341 km S of epicenter) : Quick jolt in Bakersfield (reported through EMSC)
Sparks (United States of America, 223 km NW of epicenter) : In a old house, and so windy this last week, can't tell if EQ or gusts. Nothing much, but felt. (reported through EMSC)
Yerington (United States of America, 146 km NW of epicenter) : I was on the couch and boyfriend in the recliner. I felt it and he didn't. Even after I said "earthquake" he didn't feel it. It did feel like one of the dogs scratching up against the furniture. (reported through EMSC)
Tonopah (United States of America, 53 km E of epicenter) : This one was more of a roller then the 5.0 yesterday. (reported through EMSC)
Round Mountain (United States of America, 37 km NE of epicenter) : I was the only one in the house that felt it. My husband said it was him tossing salt on the fries. LOL. My desk shook and the water swayed in the cup. (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 53km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA), on 2020-05-21 16:22:00 -08:00

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