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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near Fort William in United Kingdom

Earthquake location 56.794S, -5.666WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Fort William in United Kingdom. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a62y. Unique identifier: us2000a62y. Exact location, longitude -5.666° West, latitude 56.794° North, depth = 6.43 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.43 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 14:43:36 / August 4, 2017 @ 2:43 pm. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:43:36 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isle of Skye, Oban, Fort William (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Fort William (c. 9 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isle of Skye (c. 9 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Oban (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United Kingdom (c. 62 348 000 pop).

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 occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km W of Fort William, United Kingdom.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -5.666° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.794° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km W of Fort William, United Kingdom Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-04 14:43:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-08 21:09:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 226 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.024 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 228 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 us2000a62y Id of event.
Event Code 2000a62y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a62y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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