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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag has occurred near Riverbend in Washington

Earthquake location 47.4368324S, -121.7655029WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Riverbend in Washington. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.85 km (12 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 21:49:43 / September 17, 2017 @ 9:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -121.7655029° West, 47.4368324° North, depth 19.85 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61330461. Id of event: uw61330461. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:49:43 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was DuPont, Marysville, Poulsbo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 3 km SSW of Riverbend, Washington.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.7655029° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.4368324° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SSW of Riverbend, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-17 21:49:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-17 21:57:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 128 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uw The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,uw, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 53 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID uw61330461 Id of event.
Event Code 61330461 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61330461, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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