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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Soda Springs in Idaho



Earthquake location 42.5613S, -111.4191WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho. The temblor was reported at 01:23:04 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 08:23:04 / September 9, 2017 @ 8:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -111.4191 West, latitude 42.5613 North, depth = 7.37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.37 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000aiq7. Event ids that are associated: us2000aiq7.

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Pocatello (c. 54 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Smithfield (c. 9 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pocatello, Smithfield, Preston (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 18 km SE of Soda Springs, Idaho.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.4191° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5613° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km 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 2017-09-09 08:23:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-09 08:47:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.03 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 264 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 0.034 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us2000aiq7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aiq7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aiq7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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