A 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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