Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 44 mi southeast of Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Friday, Oct 15, 2021 5:36 am (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 44 mi southeast of Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA, on Friday, Oct 15, 2021 5:36 am (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 9 km depth

15 Oct 12:41 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
15 Oct 13:07: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.9 to 9.0 km (from 8.6 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.3 mi) towards SW.
Update Fri, 15 Oct 2021, 12:48
Small 3.6 quake hits near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA
3.6 quake 15 Oct 5:36 am (GMT -7)
3.6 quake 15 Oct 5:36 am (GMT -7)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.6 quake in the United States near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Friday, October 15th, 2021, at 5:36 am local time at a shallow depth of 8.6 miles. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.4 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mina (pop. 160) located 18 miles from the epicenter. In Tonopah (pop. 2,500, 39 miles away), and Hawthorne (pop. 3,300, 44 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 15, 2021 12:36:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Oct 15, 2021 5:36 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 3.7
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1348°N / 117.9846°W (Esmeralda, Nevada, United States)
Antipode: 38.135°S / 62.015°E
Nearest volcano: Long Valley (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) SSE of Mina (pop: 155) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) W of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NNE of Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek (California) (pop: 2,650) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) ENE of Mammoth Lakes (California) (pop: 7,950) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NNE of Big Pine (California) (pop: 1,760) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SE of Yerington (pop: 3,060) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSE of Fallon (pop: 8,460) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SE of Silver Springs (Lyon County) (pop: 5,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) SE of Nevada City (Lyon County) (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 3.7°C (39 F), humidity: 50%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.79 km30 Km SSE of Mina, NevadaUSGS
3.412 kmNEVADAEMSC

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Blythe, CA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Felt like I was laying on a water bed. | 3 users found this interesting.  
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