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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Soda Springs in Idaho



Earthquake location 42.6137S, -111.3982WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho. The temblor was reported at 06:55:21 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000af2b. Id of event: us2000af2b. Exact location of earthquake, -111.3982° West, 42.6137° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 13:55:21 / September 3, 2017 @ 1:55 pm.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Preston.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-seven, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km ESE of Soda Springs, Idaho.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.3982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6137° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km 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 13:55:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-06 14:34:42 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 121 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 0.266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us2000af2b Id of event.
Event Code 2000af2b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000af2b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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