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Minor earthquake 3.94 mag, 37 km SSE of Morton, Washington

Earthquake location 46.2563324S, -122.0543365WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.94 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Morton in Washington. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -122.0543365 West, latitude 46.2563324 North, depth = 9.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: uw61362346. Ids that are associated to the event: uw61362346, us1000bz9p. The 3.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:36:25 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.95 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/18 / 2018-01-03 08:36:25 / January 3, 2018 @ 8:36 am.

Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Vancouver (c. 161 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Gresham (c. 105 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Longview (c. 36 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Salmon Creek (c. 19 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Orchards (c. 19 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hazel Dell (c. 19 400 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gresham, Yelm, Centralia (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 37 km SSE of Morton, Washington.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.0543365° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.2563324° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSE of Morton, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-03 08:36:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-03 08:54:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 51 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.41 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 256 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 uw61362346 Id of event.
Event Code 61362346 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61362346,us1000bz9p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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