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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Soda Springs in Idaho

Earthquake location 42.5908S, -111.4531WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000apfd. Unique identifier: us2000apfd. The temblor was picked up at 23:13:21 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 06:13:21 / September 17, 2017 @ 6:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -111.4531 West, latitude 42.5908 North, depth = 5.17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.17 km (3 miles).

Nearby 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 Preston. Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: 14 km ESE of Soda Springs, Idaho.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.4531° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5908° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2017-09-17 06:13:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-17 07:06:29 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 0.005 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us2000apfd Id of event.
Event Code 2000apfd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000apfd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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