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Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - Nevada, USA, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 8:52 am (GMT -8) -

Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - Nevada, USA, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 8:52 am (GMT -8) Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - Nevada, USA, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 8:52 am (GMT -8)

Weak magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 9 km depth

20 Jan 16:57 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
20 Jan 17:20: Magnitude recalculated from 2.7 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 9.4 km (from 6.8 to 5.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 20, 2022 16:52:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 8:52 am (GMT -8)
Depth9.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.1849°N / 117.7638°W (Esmeralda, Nevada, United States)
Antipode38.185°S / 62.236°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLong Valley (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities38 km (23 mi) SE of Mina (pop: 155) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) WNW of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) NNW of Silver Peak (pop: 107) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Dyer (pop: 259) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) NW of Goldfield (pop: 268) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (46 mi) NE of Benton (California) (pop: 280) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) S of Gabbs (pop: 269) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) NNE of Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek (California) (pop: 2,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (77 mi) SE of Schurz (pop: 658) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 1.3°C (34 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.59.4 km37 Km SE of Mina, NevadaUSGS
2.59.4 kmNevadaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (1)

At magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Silver Peak NV / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
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