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Minor earthquake 3.62 mag, 21 km ESE of Packwood, Washington

Earthquake location 46.5305S, -121.4105WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Packwood in Washington on Sunday. The 3.62-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:31:10 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/19 / 2019-12-01 20:31:10 / December 1, 2019 @ 8:31 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of -0.4 km (-0 miles). Exact location of event, depth -0.4 km, -121.4105° West, 46.5305° North. Event id: uw61562371. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61562371.

Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Yakima (c. 91 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ellensburg (c. 18 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from West Valley (c. 12 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Selah (c. 7 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Terrace Heights (c. 6 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Union Gap (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ellensburg, Terrace Heights, Union Gap. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 21 km ESE of Packwood, Washington.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.62 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4105° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.5305° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ESE of Packwood, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-01 20:31:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-01 20:44:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.55 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 202 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 24 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 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 uw61562371 Id of event.
Event Code 61562371 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61562371, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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