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Minor earthquake 2.81 mag, 20 km SW of Penticton, Canada

Earthquake location 49.333166666667S, -119.7485WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Penticton in Canada. The temblor was detected at 08:44:32 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/08/19 / 2019-08-11 16:44:32 / August 11, 2019 @ 4:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of -0.54 km (-0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -119.7485° West, 49.333166666667° North, depth -0.54 km. Id of earthquake: uw61544026. Event ids that are associated: uw61544026.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Kelowna (c. 125 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Penticton (c. 37 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from West Kelowna (c. 28 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Summerland (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km SW of Penticton, Canada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.7485° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 49.333166666667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SW of Penticton, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-11 16:44:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-11 16:54:25 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 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 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 39 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 uw61544026 Id of event.
Event Code 61544026 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61544026, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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