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Minor earthquake 3.03 mag, 4 km SSE of Bolivar, West Virginia



Earthquake location 39.3193333S, -77.8283333WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.03 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.8283333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3193333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSE of Bolivar, West Virginia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-17 19:12:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-19 15:14:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 240 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 223 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ld The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us,ld, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ld60108801 Id of event.
Event Code 60108801 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f8b,ld60108801, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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