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Minor earthquake, 3.11 mag strikes near Saint George in Utah

Earthquake location 36.9423333S, -113.537WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Saint George in Utah on Tuesday. Event id: uu60017009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: uu60017009, us2000j1kw. Exact location of event, longitude -113.537 West, latitude 36.9423333 North, depth = 0.44 km. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:46:08 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.44 km (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/19 / 2019-01-09 01:46:08 / January 9, 2019 @ 1:46 am.

Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Saint George (c. 72 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Washington (c. 18 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mesquite (c. 15 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Hurricane (c. 13 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ivins (c. 6 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mesquite, Hurricane, Ivins.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km SSE of Saint George, Utah. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.11 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -113.537° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9423333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SSE of Saint George, Utah Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-09 01:46:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-09 02:22:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.17 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 150 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uu The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,uu,us, 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 0.2447 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 uu60017009 Id of event.
Event Code 60017009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60017009,us2000j1kw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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