International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255659
Event time 2020-09-03 01:55:38 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 08:55:38 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 02:15:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 3
Depth 11 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent North-America
Country USA
Administration area Nevada
Nearest settlement Columbus
Distance 16 km
Course ENE
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest airports
Tonopah Airport (69.14 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Clayton Valley volcano (46.20 km)
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.