Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 118 mi southeast of Carson City, Nevada, USA, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 10:02 am (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Esmeralda County, 118 mi southeast of Carson City, Nevada, USA, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 10:02 am (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 2 km depth

22 Feb 18:07 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
22 Feb 18:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2 km (from 3.8 to 3.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards SW.
22 Feb 18:31: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.2 to 2.1 km (from 3.9 to 1.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1 km (0.6 mi) towards SW.
Update Mon, 22 Feb 2021, 18:12
Small magnitude 3.1 earthquake 17 miles southeast of Mina, Nevada, United States
3.1 quake 22 Feb 10:02 am (GMT -8)
3.1 quake 22 Feb 10:02 am (GMT -8)
A very shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported in the morning near Mina, Mineral County, Nevada, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Monday 22 February 2021 at 10:02 am local time at a very shallow depth of 3.9 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 3.1 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 17 miles from the epicenter. In Tonopah (pop. 2,500, 41 miles away), and Hawthorne (pop. 3,300, 43 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 22 Feb 2021 18:02:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 22 Feb 2021 10:02 am (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 2.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1669°N / 117.9892°W (Esmeralda, Nevada, United States)
Nearest volcano: Mono Lake (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Mina (pop: 155) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) W of Tonopah (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SE of Hawthorne (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NNE of Bishop (California) (pop: 3,810) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SE of Carson City (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) NE of Clovis (California) (pop: 104,200) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SE of Sparks (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) SE of Reno (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) NE of Fresno (California) (pop: 520,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 5.6°C (42 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.12.1 km26 Km SSE of Mina, Nevada, USAUSGS
2.94 kmNEVADA, USAEMSC

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