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Minor earthquake: M2.88 quake has struck near Silver Firs in Washington

Earthquake location 47.8596649S, -122.1588364WA 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 0 km SSW of Silver Firs, Washington.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.1588364° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.8596649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km SSW of Silver Firs, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-02 02:35:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-02 02:43:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 128 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 46 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2686 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID uw61112887 Id of event.
Event Code 61112887 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61112887, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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