A 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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