Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 16 mi south of Mina, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 3:32 pm (GMT -8) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Esmeralda County, 16 mi south of Mina, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 3:32 pm (GMT -8)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

1 Dec 23:37 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
2 Dec 00:04: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.2 to 5.0 km (from 6.3 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.6 mi) towards WSW.
Update Tue, 1 Dec 2020, 23:42
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 15 miles south of Mina, Nevada
5.2 quake 1 Dec 3:32 pm (GMT -8)
5.2 quake 1 Dec 3:32 pm (GMT -8)
Just 9 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Mina, Nevada. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 3.32 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 6.3 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. In Mina (pop. 160) located 15 miles from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Benton (pop. 280) located 33 miles from the epicenter, Hawthorne (pop. 3,300) 39 miles away, Goldfield (pop. 270) 55 miles away, West Bishop (pop. 2,600) 60 miles away, Mammoth Lakes (pop. 7,900) 62 miles away, and June Lake (pop. 630) 62 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Dec 2020 23:32:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 3:32 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1637°N / 118.0837°W (Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Mono Lake (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) S of Mina (pop: 155) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) W of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NNE of Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek (California) (pop: 2,650) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NE of Mammoth Lakes (California) (pop: 7,950) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) NW of Las Vegas (pop: 623,700) --> See nearby quakes!
3542 km (2201 mi) W of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 9°C (48 F), humidity: 39%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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 5.15 km25 Km S of Mina, Nevada, USAUSGS
M 4.711 kmCalifornia-Nevada Border Region, USAGFZ

User reports for this quake (16)

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SILVERPEAK (59.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was using an electric mixer for a coffee cake. I could hear the shaking loudly enough to get my attention over the noise of the mixer. The whole building started shaking. | 11 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Hawthorne, nv (63.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Travel trailer swayed as if hit by hard wind. | 4 users found this interesting.
Tonopah, nv / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was asleep in my hotel room and was alarmed by the building rattling. I thought someone had broken In my room or the building was struck by a vehicle. My neighbor asked me if I felt it to keep his sanity. | 3 users found this interesting.
Silverpeak NV / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : I was just leaving my friends house. When I opened her front door when her chim clock that doesnt work, chimed a couple times and her house plants leafs were moving. We both looked at each other and said "Was that a earth quake?" | 2 users found this interesting.
Sandy, People's Republic of Utah (599 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : There was an earthquake? (reported through our app)
459.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Astoria Oregon (1010.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Carson City (183.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Hawthorne, NV (153.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
345.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
McMinnville. OR (892.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
357 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
281.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Reno nv (217 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Upstairs laying down almost asleep. Felt movement caused dizzy feeling, like in a boat on water. (reported through our app)
Yerington / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
80408 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 16 mi south of Mina, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 3:32 pm (GMT -8)
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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 16 mi south of Mina, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 3:32 pm (GMT -8)

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