Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - Placer County, California, 14 mi west of Carson City, Nevada, USA, on Friday, 28 May 2021 at 11:59 (GMT) -

Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - Placer County, California, 14 mi west of Carson City, Nevada, USA, on Friday, 28 May 2021 at 11:59 (GMT)

Light magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 6 km depth

28 May 12:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
28 May 12:02: Now using data updates from USGS
28 May 20:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 5.8 km (from 1.2 to 3.6 mi).
Date & time: 28 May 2021 11:59:10 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 5.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.12217°N / 120.029°W (Placer, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Soda Lakes (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) WNW of Glenbrook (Nevada) (pop: 215) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) ESE of Sunnyside-Tahoe City (Placer County) (pop: 1,560) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) S of Kings Beach (pop: 3,800) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) N of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) WSW of Carson City (Nevada) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Truckee (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSW of Reno (Nevada) (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Sparks (Nevada) (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSW of Sun Valley (Washoe County, Nevada) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ENE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.95.8 km9km SE of Dollar Point, CAUSGS
2.92 kmNORTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC
unknownn/aNear Carson City, Nevada, USAVolcanoDiscovery

User reports for this quake (24)

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near Sparks, Washoe, Nevada (43.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Creaking.  
Tahoe Vista, Placer, California (16.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Small at first then got bigger, dishes rattled and couch moved  
Tahoma, Placer, California (12.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Tahoma, Placer, California (11.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Truckee, ca / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : N/a  
Truckee, ca / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : N/a  
Carson City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short : Very short jolt, like someone bumped into my chair.  
Sacramento, Ca 95817 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
truckee / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : felt this one and felt the one 10 minutes ago approx 8: 25 am PST not seeing this one reported why so many quakes swarms in short period of time @ truckee ca area ?  
incline village, nv (17.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Rubicon Bay, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Reno, Nv / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Undeniable lateral shaking but nothing fell over  
Carson City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Truckee CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Felt that it went east to west  
Truckee / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : a moderate intensity lateral jolt  
South Lake Tahoe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Incline Village / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
89451 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Las Vegas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : I was lying in bed and felt a small tremor.  
Zephyr Cove / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pollock pines ca (61.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Short jolt  
South Lake Tahoe / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Carson city NV 89701 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : It felt like a strong bump to my bed.  
Homewood / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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