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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag was detected near Lenoir City in Tennessee

Earthquake location 35.8721657S, -84.2968369WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lenoir City in Tennessee. The temblor was reported at 15:08:50 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.93 km (9 miles). Event id: se60229381. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: se60229381. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.2968369 West, latitude 35.8721657 North, depth = 13.93 km. Global time and date of event 24/05/18 / 2018-05-24 20:08:50 / May 24, 2018 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Knoxville (c. 178 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Oak Ridge (c. 29 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Maryville (c. 27 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Farragut (c. 20 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sevierville (c. 14 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jefferson City, Dayton, Pigeon Forge (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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: 9 km NNW of Lenoir City, Tennessee.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.2968369° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8721657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNW of Lenoir City, Tennessee Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-24 20:08:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-24 20:15:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 137 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network se The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,se, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2138 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 se60229381 Id of event.
Event Code 60229381 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,se60229381, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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