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Minor earthquake: M3.02 quake has struck near Athena in Oregon

Earthquake location 45.7443352S, -118.5479965WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Athena in Oregon. Unique identifier: uw61250371. Ids that are associated to the event: uw61250371. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 21:55:42 / February 15, 2017 @ 9:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.65 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:55:42 / 1:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -118.5479965° West, latitude 45.7443352° North, depth = 4.65 km.

Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Kennewick (c. 73 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Pasco (c. 59 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Walla Walla (c. 31 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hermiston (c. 16 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Pendleton (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pasco, Kennewick, Umatilla. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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. 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 has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSW of Athena, Oregon.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.5479965° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.7443352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSW of Athena, Oregon Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-15 21:55:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-15 22:00:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 140 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 28 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5383 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID uw61250371 Id of event.
Event Code 61250371 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61250371, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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