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, 12:48Small 3.6 quake hits near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA
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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