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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Soda Springs in Idaho



Earthquake location 42.6315S, -111.2532WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -111.2532 West, latitude 42.6315 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aekg. Unique identifier: us2000aekg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:56:55 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 23:56:55 / September 2, 2017 @ 11:56 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Pocatello (c. 54 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Chubbuck (c. 13 900 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Blackfoot (c. 11 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Jackson (c. 9 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Smithfield (c. 9 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from North Logan (c. 8 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blackfoot, North Logan, Chubbuck (min 5000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 28 km E of Soda Springs, Idaho.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.2532° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6315° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km E 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 2017-09-02 23:56:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-03 00:09:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 125 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.26 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 481 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 0.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000aekg Id of event.
Event Code 2000aekg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aekg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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