Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - 22 mi southeast of Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, January 30, 1934 at 20:16 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - 22 mi southeast of Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, January 30, 1934 at 20:16 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 0 km depth

Date & time: Jan 30, 1934 20:16:31 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.28°N / 118.36°W (Mineral, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 38.28°S / 61.64°E
Nearest volcano: Aurora-Bodie (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) WSW of Mina (pop: 155) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NE of Mammoth Lakes (California) (pop: 7,950) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) N of Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek (California) (pop: 2,650) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) SE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NE of Fresno (California) (pop: 520,100) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) NW of Las Vegas (pop: 623,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.50 kmNevada (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes)

  • 02 Jul 1934 02:42 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 1934 11:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1934 08:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 1934 10:40 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 1934 16:20 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 1934 05:36 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 1934 01:54 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 1934 22:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 1934 13:13 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1934 09:20 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 1934 16:31 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1934 18:34 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1934 13:20 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1934 12:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1934 11:45 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1934 11:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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