A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Silver Firs in Washington on Tuesday. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:35:51 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/16 / 2016-03-02 02:35:51 / March 2, 2016 @ 2:35 am. Exact location of event, longitude -122.1588364 West, latitude 47.8596649 North, depth = 15.47 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.47 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: uw61112887. Ids that are associated to the event: uw61112887.
Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bonney Lake, Puyallup, University Place (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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