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Minor earthquake: M2.85 quake has struck near Washington

Earthquake location 46.108S, -122.1361667WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes Washington kilometers (0 miles) from Washington on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 16:50:07 / February 8, 2016 @ 4:50 pm. Event id: uw61107642. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61107642. The temblor was picked up at 16:50:07 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -122.1361667° West, latitude 46.108° North, depth = 8.45 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.45 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Vancouver (c. 161 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Gresham (c. 105 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Longview (c. 36 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salmon Creek (c. 19 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Orchards (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gresham, Scappoose, Fairview. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: Washington.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.1361667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-08 16:50:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-08 17:04:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 125 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uw The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,uw, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03614 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 229 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 uw61107642 Id of event.
Event Code 61107642 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61107642, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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