Reno / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 10 Km E of Sparks, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 at 19:44 (GMT) -
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Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 4 km depth
20 Apr 20:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 31 minutes.
Depth: 4.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.5298°N / 119.6352°W (Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Soda Lakes (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) E of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) ESE of Sun Valley (Washoe County) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Spanish Springs (Washoe County) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) E of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NW of Stagecoach (pop: 1,870) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) N of Nevada City (Lyon County) (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ESE of Cold Springs (pop: 8,540) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WSW of Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) ENE of Truckee (California) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNE of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County, California) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) More info
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|1.8||4.3 km||10 Km E of Sparks, Nevada, USA||USGS|
User reports for this quake (1)At magnitude 1.8, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.