A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Packwood in Washington on Friday. Event id: uw61115856. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61115856. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:50:25 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.3066667 West, latitude 46.5256667 North, depth = 9.069 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.069 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 04:50:25 / January 2, 2016 @ 4:50 am.
Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Yakima (c. 91 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ellensburg (c. 18 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from West Valley (c. 12 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Toppenish (c. 8 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Selah (c. 7 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toppenish, Ellensburg, Terrace Heights.
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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