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Minor earthquake: M2.87 quake has struck near Eatonville in Washington

Earthquake location 46.7583351S, -122.1888351WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Eatonville in Washington. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/15 / 2015-08-24 14:33:44 / August 24, 2015 @ 2:33 pm. Id of earthquake: uw61057477. Event ids that are associated: uw61057477. The temblor was picked up at 07:33:44 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.67 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude -122.1888351° West, latitude 46.7583351° North, depth = 12.67 km.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was SeaTac, Klahanie, Fairwood (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Federal Way (c. 89 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Auburn (c. 70 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Lakewood (c. 58 200 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km SSE of Eatonville, Washington.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.1888351° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.7583351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSE of Eatonville, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-24 14:33:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-24 14:45:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 automatic 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 127 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uw The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,uw, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 80 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID uw61057477 Id of event.
Event Code 61057477 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61057477, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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