Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 10.3 mi north of Schurz, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, June 23, 1959 at 15:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.1°N / 118.8°W↗ (Mineral, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 39.1°S / 61.2°E↗
Nearest volcano: Soda Lakes (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) N of Schurz (pop: 658) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ENE of Greenfield (pop: 3,060) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of Fallon (pop: 8,460) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) SE of Silver Springs (Lyon County) (pop: 5,300) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SE of Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Nevada City (Lyon County) (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SE of Spanish Springs (Washoe County) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> 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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