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Minor earthquake, 2.92 mag has occurred near Umatilla in Oregon

Earthquake location 45.9111671S, -119.2978363WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Umatilla in Oregon on Wednesday. Event id: uw61343201. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61343201. Exact location of event, depth -0.3 km, -119.2978363° West, 45.9111671° North. The temblor was reported at 12:21:08 / 12:21 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 20:21:08 / October 18, 2017 @ 8:21 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of -0.3 km (-0 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Kennewick (c. 73 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pasco (c. 59 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Richland (c. 48 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Walla Walla (c. 31 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Hermiston (c. 16 700 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Walla Walla, College Place, Sunnyside (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 3 km E of Umatilla, Oregon.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.2978363° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.9111671° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km E of Umatilla, Oregon Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-18 20:21:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-18 20:24:22 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 automatic 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 131 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2708 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 uw61343201 Id of event.
Event Code 61343201 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61343201, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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