A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Benton City in Washington on Monday. The temblor was reported at 19:43:22 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/19 / 2019-10-15 03:43:22 / October 15, 2019 @ 3:43 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.409999847412 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 16.409999847412 km, -119.53099822998° West, 46.242500305176° North. All ids that are associated to the event: uw61555736. Unique identifier: uw61555736.
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Kennewick (c. 73 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Pasco (c. 59 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Richland (c. 48 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hermiston (c. 16 700 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Sunnyside (c. 15 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Othello, Toppenish, Hermiston. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SW of Benton City, Washington. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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