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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Union City in Michigan

Earthquake location 42.1517S, -85.0462WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Union City in Michigan on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us10002mly. Ids that are associated to the event: us10002mly. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/06/15 / 2015-06-30 15:42:54 / June 30, 2015 @ 3:42 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -85.0462° West, 42.1517° North. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:42:54 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Lansing (c. 114 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kalamazoo (c. 74 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Battle Creek (c. 52 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from East Lansing (c. 48 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Portage (c. 46 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Okemos, Kendallville, East Lansing. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NE of Union City, Michigan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.0462° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.1517° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NE of Union City, Michigan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-06-30 15:42:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-06-30 16:00:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 85 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 201 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002mly Id of event.
Event Code 10002mly An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002mly, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Mary

    Yes, Battle Creek, MI

  2. Donna

    Bronson, MI. Shook house and head a loud rumble

  3. Kelly

    Yes Coldwater

  4. Anna

    Felt it in Kalamazoo! Thought it was a truck going by!

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