Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - 19 mi southeast of Goldfield, Nevada, on Friday, 13 Nov 2020 3:11 am (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - 19 mi southeast of Goldfield, Nevada, on Friday, 13 Nov 2020 3:11 am (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 4 km depth

13 Nov 11:16 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Update Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 11:18
Small earthquake of magnitude 3.3 just reported 19 miles southeast of Goldfield, Nevada
3.3 quake 19 miles SE of Goldfield, Nevada, 13 Nov 3.11 am (GMT -8)
3.3 quake 19 miles SE of Goldfield, Nevada, 13 Nov 3.11 am (GMT -8)
A very shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported early morning near the village of Goldfield, Nevada.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit on Friday 13 November 2020 at 3.11 am local time at a very shallow depth of 2.5 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.3 as well.
Despite its relatively small magnitude, the quake could probably be felt very close to the epicenter. Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Goldfield (pop. 300) located 19 miles from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Nov 2020 11:11:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 13 Nov 2020 3:11 am (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 4.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.4877°N / 117.0353°W (Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Ubehebe Craters (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) SE of Goldfield (pop: 268) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) SSE of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NW of Pahrump (Nye County) (pop: 36,400) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) NW of Spring Valley (pop: 178,400) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) NW of North Las Vegas (pop: 234,800) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) NW of Las Vegas (pop: 623,700) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NW of Sunrise Manor (pop: 189,400) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) NW of Enterprise (pop: 108,500) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) NE of Bakersfield (California) (pop: 373,600) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.34.1 km30 Km SE of Goldfield, Nevada, USAUSGS
M 3.34 kmNEVADA, USAEMSC

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bed in single story slab home; awoke to repeated s / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : was awakened by waves of shaking and rattling that continued... waves a few seconds apart, continued for a while (hard to say how long) when it seemed over, i checked my cellphone for time— 3:24 local PST) | 3 users found this interesting.
92082 valley center CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Awakened by prolonged period of shaking and subsiding, that lasted in excess of 10 minutes | One user found this interesting.
60.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
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