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Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake - 4 Km S of Dayton, Nevada, USA on Friday, 16 October 2020

Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake  - 4 Km S of Dayton, Nevada, USA on Friday, 16 October 2020
16 Oct 06:44 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
16 Oct 06:45: Now using data updates from USGS
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16 Oct 15:52: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.9 to 7.7 km (from 4.9 to 4.8 mi).
Date & time: Friday, 16 October 2020 06:35 UTC
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 7.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.197°N / 119.5979°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Soda Lakes (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) S of Dayton (pop: 9,000)
13 km (8 mi) SE of Virginia City (pop: 900)
15 km (9 mi) NE of Carson City (pop: 54,500)
41 km (26 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400)
177 km (110 mi) NE of Elk Grove (pop: 166,900)
178 km (111 mi) NE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 8°C (46 F), humidity: 29%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 16 Oct 06:35 UTCM 2.7 / 7.7 km4 Km S of Dayton, Nevada, USAUSGS
Fri, 16 Oct 06:35 UTCM 2.7 / 7 km40 Km SSE of Reno, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
Flowery Avenue, Dayton NV (6.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Dayton, Nevada / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Dayton, Nv / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake - 4 Km S of Dayton, Nevada, USA on Friday, 16 October 2020

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