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Light earthquake, 4.17 mag strikes near Magna in Utah

Earthquake location 40.7221667S, -112.1076667WA light earthquake magnitude 4.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magna in Utah. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.24 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:10:59 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 13:10:59 / March 18, 2020 @ 1:10 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: uu60020664. Ids that are associated to the event: uu60020664. Exact location of event, longitude -112.1076667 West, latitude 40.7221667 North, depth = 9.24 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Brigham City, Santaquin, Salem (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Orem (c. 88 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 1 km NNW of Magna, Utah.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.1076667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7221667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNW of Magna, Utah Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-18 13:10:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-02 16:14:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 98 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 317 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uu The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,uu, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04049 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 uu60020664 Id of event.
Event Code 60020664 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60020664, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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