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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Soda Springs in Idaho



Earthquake location 42.558S, -111.4241WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:09:04 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 07:09:04 / September 10, 2017 @ 7:09 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aj7l. Unique identifier: us2000aj7l. Exact location, longitude -111.4241° West, latitude 42.558° North, depth = 5 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Preston.

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

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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. 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: 18 km SE of Soda Springs, Idaho.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.4241° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.558° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 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 2017-09-10 07:09:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-10 07:24:05 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 129 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 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us2000aj7l Id of event.
Event Code 2000aj7l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aj7l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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