A 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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