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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 33 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on 2020-05-21 16:22:00 -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 7 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 33 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on 2020-05-21 16:22:00 -08:00 Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 33 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on 2020-05-21 16:22:00 -08:00

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 7 km depth

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: May 22, 2020 00:22:00 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 (Esmeralda, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 38.236°S / 62.204°E
Nearest volcano: Clayton Valley (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Mina (pop: 155) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SE of Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ESE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) NE of Clovis (California) (pop: 104,200) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NE of Fresno (California) (pop: 520,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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
4.89 kmNevada (USA)EMSC
5.36.9 km53km WNW of Tonopah, Nevada (USA)USGS
4.610 kmNevada (USA)GFZ

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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)
China Lake Acres, Kern, California (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)  
near Oakhurst, Madera, California (189.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A little ripple . (reported through our app)  
Orchards, Clark, Washington (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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