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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Soda Springs in Idaho



Earthquake location 42.582S, -111.3643WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho. The temblor was picked up at 17:38:14 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 00:38:14 / September 3, 2017 @ 12:38 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.82 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aell. Id of event: us2000aell. Exact location of event, depth 2.82 km, -111.3643° West, 42.582° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Preston (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (43 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 21 km ESE of Soda Springs, Idaho.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.3643° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.582° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ESE of Soda Springs, Idaho Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-03 00:38:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-03 01:09:50 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 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 148 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 0.267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us2000aell Id of event.
Event Code 2000aell An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aell, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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