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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Contoocook in New Hampshire

Earthquake location 43.2599S, -71.778WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Contoocook in New Hampshire on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.778° West, 43.2599° North, depth 5 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 13:18:23 / March 21, 2016 @ 1:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:18:23 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005bfm. Event ids that are associated: us20005bfm, ld60110621.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lebanon, Methuen, Dracut. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Manchester (c. 109 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nashua (c. 86 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Methuen (c. 47 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Concord (c. 42 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from East Concord (c. 42 600 pop).

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 0 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 6 km NW of Contoocook, New Hampshire.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.778° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 43.2599° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NW of Contoocook, New Hampshire Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-21 13:18:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-21 13:49:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 78 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 156 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.228 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005bfm Id of event.
Event Code 20005bfm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bfm,ld60110621, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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