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Minor earthquake: M2.93 quake has struck near Orting in Washington



Earthquake location 46.9708328S, -122.0153351WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Orting in Washington. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 18:14:50 / March 24, 2017 @ 6:14 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:14:50 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.59 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 12.59 km, -122.0153351° West, 46.9708328° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61262556. Id of event: uw61262556.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Union Hill-Novelty Hill, Port Orchard, Redmond (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Renton (c. 90 900 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 20 km SE of Orting, Washington. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.0153351° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.9708328° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE of Orting, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-24 18:14:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-24 19:06:31 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 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 132 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1404 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 uw61262556 Id of event.
Event Code 61262556 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61262556, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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