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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Soda Springs in Idaho

Earthquake location 42.6118S, -111.5234WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.77 km (4 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000agiz. Event ids that are associated: us2000agiz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -111.5234° West, 42.6118° North, depth 5.77 km. Global time and date of event 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 04:37:44 / September 6, 2017 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:37:44 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Pocatello (c. 54 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chubbuck (c. 13 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Blackfoot (c. 11 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Smithfield (c. 9 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from North Logan (c. 8 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was North Logan, Blackfoot, Smithfield.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 8 km SE of Soda Springs, Idaho.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.5234° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6118° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SE 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 2017-09-06 04:37:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-06 05:03:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.67 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 319 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 0.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000agiz Id of event.
Event Code 2000agiz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000agiz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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