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At 11:03:28.6 UTC on the 15thÂ of May 2020 a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struckÂ western Nevada, USA (see map below). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km, locating approximately halfway between the cities of Reno and Las Vegas.Â The earthquake has been felt in the states of Nevada, California and Utah by members of the public. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), about two dozen M5+ earthquakes have occurred within 100 km of this event over the past 50 years.
The earthquake was recorded at seismic stations worldwide, including stations of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), see seismic waveforms below (select figure to enlarge).
Further information is available from the following sources: