Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 34 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 3:00 am (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 34 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, on Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 3:00 am (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 8 km depth

25 Mar 10:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
25 Mar 10:16: Now using data updates from USGS
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25 Mar 10:58: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.1 to 7.9 km (from 5 to 4.9 mi).
Update Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 10:21
Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA
3.1 quake 25 Mar 3:00 am (GMT -7)
3.1 quake 25 Mar 3:00 am (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred early morning on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 3:00 am local time near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 6 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Mina (pop. 160, 21 miles away), and Tonopah (pop. 2,500, 34 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 25, 2021 10:00:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 3:00 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 7.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1669°N / 117.8435°W (Esmeralda, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 38.167°S / 62.157°E
Nearest volcano: Long Valley (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 155) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) NNW of Silver Peak (pop: 107) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) W of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek (California) (pop: 2,650) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) ENE of Mammoth Lakes (California) (pop: 7,950) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNE of Big Pine (California) (pop: 1,760) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SE of Yerington (pop: 3,060) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SSE of Fallon (pop: 8,460) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SE of Nevada City (Lyon County) (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 1°C (34 F), humidity: 32%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from N
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.17.9 km33 Km SE of Mina, Nevada, USAUSGS
3.18 kmNEVADA, USAEMSC

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Santa Cruz / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) : A bit of motion followed by very light tremors. A second series of rolling in a vertical roll again followed by light shaking. | One user found this interesting.  
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