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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 7 km SSE of Advance, North Carolina

Earthquake location 35.885334S, -80.3673325WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Advance in North Carolina on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: se60286431. Id of event: se60286431. The temblor was picked up at 19:25:51 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/19 / 2019-09-14 00:25:51 / September 14, 2019 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -80.3673325 West, latitude 35.885334 North, depth = 2.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.97 km (2 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Greensboro (c. 269 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Winston-Salem (c. 229 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from High Point (c. 104 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Concord (c. 79 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Huntersville (c. 46 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Airy, Huntersville, Lake Norman of Catawba.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days 0 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SSE of Advance, North Carolina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3673325° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.885334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSE of Advance, North Carolina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-14 00:25:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-14 00:51:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 123 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6892 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 se60286431 Id of event.
Event Code 60286431 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,se60286431, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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