Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 6.9 mi north of Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada, USA, on Thursday, 3 December 1942 at 09:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 0 km depth
Date & time: 3 Dec 1942 09:44:42 UTC
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.7°N / 119.3°W (Lyon County, Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Soda Lakes (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NNW of Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NNW of Silver Springs (Lyon County) (pop: 5,300) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) E of Spanish Springs (Washoe County) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Sun Valley (Washoe County) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WNW of Fallon (pop: 8,460) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) NNE of Nevada City (Lyon County) (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) ENE 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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