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Minor earthquake: M3.42 quake has struck near West Yellowstone in Montana



Earthquake location 44.7654991S, -111.0061646WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 km NE of West Yellowstone, Montana (8 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: uu60216537. Unique identifier: uu60216537. The 3.42-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:21:06 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -111.0061646° West, 44.7654991° North, depth 10.07 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/17 / 2017-07-16 17:21:06 / July 16, 2017 @ 5:21 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.07 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 13 km NE of West Yellowstone, Montana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.42 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.0061646° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.7654991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE of West Yellowstone, Montana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-16 17:21:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-16 17:24:31 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 180 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 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07776 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 uu60216537 Id of event.
Event Code 60216537 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60216537, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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