Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 17 mi northeast of Smith Valley, Lyon County, Nevada, USA, on Wednesday, January 11, 1939 at 22:00 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39°N / 119.2°W↗ (Lyon County, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 39°S / 60.8°E↗
Nearest volcano: Steamboat Springs (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) WNW of Greenfield (pop: 3,060) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Gardnerville Ranchos (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) ESE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) S of Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County, California) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SE of Sun Valley (Washoe County) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSE of Spanish Springs (Washoe County) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Truckee (California) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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