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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Mountain Village in Colorado

Earthquake location 37.8056S, -108.0717WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Mountain Village in Colorado on Saturday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:26:31 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/12/17 / 2017-12-10 02:26:31 / December 10, 2017 @ 2:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -108.0717 West, latitude 37.8056 North, depth = 5.48 km. Event id: us2000c2i8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c2i8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.48 km (3 miles).

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Montrose (c. 19 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Durango (c. 16 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cortez (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Montrose, Cortez, Durango (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 23 km SW of Mountain Village, Colorado.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -108.0717° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8056° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW of Mountain Village, Colorado Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-10 02:26:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-10 03:52:38 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 121 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 0.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us2000c2i8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000c2i8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c2i8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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