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Minor earthquake: M3.42 quake has struck near Covington in Tennessee

Earthquake location 35.6591682S, -89.6784973WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Covington in Tennessee on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -89.6784973° West, 35.6591682° North, depth 12.74 km. The temblor was detected at 08:26:15 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/15 / 2015-08-25 13:26:15 / August 25, 2015 @ 1:26 pm. Unique identifier: nm60087957. Ids that are associated to the event: nm60087957. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.74 km (8 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Memphis (c. 646 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from New South Memphis (c. 641 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Jackson (c. 65 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Bartlett (c. 54 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Southaven (c. 49 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Southaven, Olive Branch, Jackson (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km NNW of Covington, Tennessee. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.42 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.6784973° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6591682° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNW of Covington, Tennessee Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-25 13:26:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-25 13:34:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 181 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nm The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nm, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3074 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 nm60087957 Id of event.
Event Code 60087957 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nm60087957, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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