Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 8.3 mi northwest of Schurz, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, June 23, 1959 at 14:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.027°N / 118.931°W↗ (Mineral, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 39.027°S / 61.069°E↗
Nearest volcano: Soda Lakes (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) NW of Schurz (pop: 658) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Greenfield (pop: 3,060) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Fallon (pop: 8,460) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSE of Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) E of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) E of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County, California) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SE of Spanish Springs (Washoe County) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SE of Sun Valley (Washoe County) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||15 km||Nevada (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 23 Jun 1959 15:04 UTC| M 5.5 |0 km (0 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details