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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag strikes near Waldport in Oregon



Earthquake location 44.2631683S, -123.9796677WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Waldport in Oregon. The temblor was reported at 14:21:58 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -123.9796677 West, latitude 44.2631683 North, depth = 25.07 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.07 km (16 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 22:21:58 / September 26, 2017 @ 10:21 pm. Unique identifier: uw61311237. Ids that are associated to the event: uw61311237, us2000av5f.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eugene, Corvallis, Junction City (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Eugene (c. 156 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Corvallis (c. 54 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Newport (c. 10 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Florence (c. 8 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Junction City (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 19 km SSE of Waldport, Oregon.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.9796677° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.2631683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSE of Waldport, Oregon Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-26 22:21:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-26 22:30:06 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 121 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 36 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1823 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 uw61311237 Id of event.
Event Code 61311237 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61311237,us2000av5f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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