A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho. The temblor was reported at 08:20:00 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 15:20:00 / September 23, 2017 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.53 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000atlk. Event ids that are associated: us2000atlk. Exact location of earthquake, -111.4295° West, 42.5428° North, depth 11.53 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Smithfield (c. 9 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Smithfield, Preston. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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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