A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Bolivar in West Virginia on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 14:12:48 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 19:12:48 / January 17, 2016 @ 7:12 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -77.7317° West, latitude 39.2818° North, depth = 5 km. Id of earthquake: us10004f8b. Event ids that are associated: us10004f8b.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bladensburg, East Riverdale, Riverdale Park (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Washington, D.C. (c. 601 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arlington (c. 207 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Columbia (c. 99 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Germantown (c. 86 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Silver Spring (c. 71 500 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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