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Data Event Response to the December 28, 2016 M5.7 earthquake 29km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada

Written by David Phillips & Beth Bartel
4 January 2017

Event Summary

A M5.7 earthquake occurred at 08:18:00 UTC (12:18am local) on December 28, 2016 29km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada. This event was followed by another M5.7 event four minutes later and a swarm of more than 200, smaller events the same day.

For more information on this event, see the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program event page.

UNAVCO Response

GPS Data
In response to the M5.7 earthquake 29km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada on 2016-12-28 08:18:00 UTC, UNAVCO is downloading high-rate GPS/GNSS data from EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory stations within ~50 km of the epicenter. One sample-per-second (1-sps or 1 Hz) data are being downloaded for a 7-day period around the event (day of event ± 3 days). Five sample-per-second (5-sps or 5 Hz) data are being downloaded for the 24-hour day of the event. These data will be available from the UNAVCO ftp site.

Borehole Strainmeter Data
UNAVCO has produced a fully processed 1-sps borehole strainmeter (BSM) dataset spanning the time period of this event, available from the PBO borehole strainmeter event response page.

UNAVCO Data and Support

Related Links

Map Center:
Hawthorne, Nevada


Last modified: 2020-02-06  00:23:18  America/Denver