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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag was detected near Magna in Utah



Earthquake location 40.8311653S, -112.2418365WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Magna in Utah. All ids that are associated to the event: uu60194797. Unique identifier: uu60194797. Exact location of earthquake, -112.2418365° West, 40.8311653° North, depth 7.44 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.44 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 17:49:07 / April 22, 2017 @ 5:49 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:49:07 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Orem (c. 88 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heber, Brigham City, Orem.

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 17 km NW of Magna, Utah.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.2418365° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8311653° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NW of Magna, Utah Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-22 17:49:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-22 17:52:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 137 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uu The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,uu, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.613 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 uu60194797 Id of event.
Event Code 60194797 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60194797, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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