A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Bolivar in West Virginia on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -77.8283333° West, latitude 39.3193333° North, depth = 4.74 km. The temblor was reported at 14:12:49 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.74 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: ld60108801. Event ids that are associated: us10004f8b, ld60108801. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 19:12:49 / January 17, 2016 @ 7:12 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Germantown (c. 86 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Silver Spring (c. 71 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Centreville (c. 71 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Frederick (c. 65 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Rockville (c. 61 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was North Springfield, White Oak, Silver Spring (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 4 km SSE of Bolivar, West Virginia.
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