Terremoto moderado mag. 3.9 - Esmeralda County, 29 miles WNW of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, Friday, 15 Jan. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 3.9 - Esmeralda County, 29 miles WNW of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, Friday, 15 Jan. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 3.9 at 10 km depth

15 Jan 15:57 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 12 minutos.
15 Jan 15:57: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: USGS
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15 Jan 16:29: Magnitud recalculada de 4.1 a 3.9. Profundidad recalculada de 10.3 a 10.2 km (de 6.4 a 6.3 mi).
Update Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 16:03
Light magnitude 4.0 quake hits 29 miles northwest of Tonopah, Nevada, United States in the morning
4.0 quake 15 Jan 7:45 am (GMT -8)
4.0 quake 15 Jan 7:45 am (GMT -8)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 4.0 quake in the United States near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, only 17 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Friday 15 January 2021 at 7:45 am local time at a shallow depth of 8.1 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 4.0 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mina (pop. 160) located 24 miles from the epicenter, Tonopah (pop. 2,500) 29 miles away, Silver Peak (pop. 110) 30 miles away, Dyer (pop. 260) 40 miles away, Goldfield (pop. 270) 43 miles away, and Benton (pop. 280) 48 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 15 Jan 2021 15:45:45 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Friday, 15 Jan 2021 07:45 (GMT -8)
Magnitud: 3.9
Profundidad: 10.2 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 38.1864°N / 117.7391°W (Condado de Esmeralda, Nevada, Estados Unidos)
Volcán mas cercano: Long Valley (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km al SE de Mina (pop: 155) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
46 km al ONO de Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
86 km al ESE de Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
205 km al SE de Fernley (Lyon County) (pop: 19,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
207 km al ESE de Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
207 km al ESE de Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
230 km al SE de Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
230 km al NE de Clovis (California) (pop: 104,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
234 km al SE de Reno (pop: 241,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
240 km al NE de Fresno (California) (pop: 520,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -3°C (27 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NE
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.910.2 km39 Km SE of Mina, Nevada, USAUSGS

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SILVERPEAK NV (48.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 15-20 s : I am sea sick. I have Vertigo. This has not been a fun ride today. I just hunkered down in my recliner and waited for it to stop. It was like walking on mud inside. Nothing felt solid. Jello comes to mind. It is so subtle at first so you barely notice. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
312.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Tonopah / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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