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Minor earthquake: M3.04999995 quake has struck near Sequim in Washington

Earthquake location 48.039165496826S, -123.11433410644WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04999995 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sequim in Washington. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.529998779297 km (28 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 07:59:09 / February 27, 2020 @ 7:59 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61578142, us6000855f. Id of event: uw61578142. The 3.04999995-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:59:09 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -123.11433410644° West, latitude 48.039165496826° North, depth = 45.529998779297 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Kingsgate (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Victoria (c. 289 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Marysville (c. 60 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shoreline (c. 53 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 fourteen 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SW of Sequim, Washington.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.04999995 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.11433410644° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 48.039165496826° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.529998779297 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SW of Sequim, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-27 07:59:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-27 08:06:26 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 2.2 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 automatic 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 143 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 53 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 0.200000003 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 uw61578142 Id of event.
Event Code 61578142 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61578142,us6000855f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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