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Minor earthquake: M2.92 quake has struck near Mount Hood Village in Oregon

Earthquake location 45.3255005S, -121.7139969WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Mount Hood Village in Oregon. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:38:54 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -121.7139969 West, latitude 45.3255005 North, depth = 3.26 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.26 km (2 miles). Event id: uw61140712. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61140712. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 07:38:54 / May 18, 2016 @ 7:38 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Walnut Grove, Portland, Five Corners (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Portland (c. 583 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gresham (c. 105 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lake Oswego (c. 36 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Oregon City (c. 31 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from West Linn (c. 25 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km E of Mount Hood Village, Oregon. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.7139969° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.3255005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km E of Mount Hood Village, Oregon Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-18 07:38:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 07:42:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 automatic 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 131 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01054 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 uw61140712 Id of event.
Event Code 61140712 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61140712, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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