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Light earthquake, 4.21 mag has occurred near Magna in Utah

Earthquake location 40.7360001S, -112.0653305WA light earthquake magnitude 4.21 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Magna in Utah. The 4.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:41:29 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: uu60378837, us70008xj0. Unique identifier: uu60378837. Exact location of event, depth 10.37 km, -112.0653305° West, 40.7360001° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 13:41:29 / April 16, 2020 @ 1:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.37 km (6 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Orem (c. 88 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santaquin, Brigham City, Salem (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 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: 5 km NNE of Magna, Utah.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.21 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.0653305° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7360001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNE 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 2020-04-16 13:41:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-16 13:49:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 67 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.87 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 299 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 76 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06542 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 uu60378837 Id of event.
Event Code 60378837 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60378837,us70008xj0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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