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Minor earthquake: M2.8499999 quake has struck near Carnation in Washington

Earthquake location 47.648334503174S, -121.82033538818WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8499999 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Carnation in Washington. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 06:49:25 / March 24, 2020 @ 6:49 am. All ids that are associated to the event: uw61585862. Unique identifier: uw61585862. The 2.8499999-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:49:25 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -121.82033538818° West, latitude 47.648334503174° North, depth = 0.43999999761581 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.43999999761581 km (0 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Spanaway, Graham, Lakewood (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km E of Carnation, Washington.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8499999 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.82033538818° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.648334503174° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.43999999761581 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E of Carnation, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-24 06:49:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-24 06:53:01 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 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 125 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 10 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 0.0900000036 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 uw61585862 Id of event.
Event Code 61585862 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61585862, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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