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Minor earthquake, 2.94000006 mag has occurred near Goldendale in Washington

Earthquake location 45.863998413086S, -120.30133056641WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.94000006 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Goldendale in Washington on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 15.420000076294 km, -120.30133056641° West, 45.863998413086° North. Id of earthquake: uw61624591. Event ids that are associated: uw61624591. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 22:20:43 / May 12, 2020 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.420000076294 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:20:43 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Hermiston (c. 16 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sunnyside (c. 15 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from The Dalles (c. 13 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Grandview (c. 10 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Toppenish (c. 8 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hermiston, Union Gap, The Dalles (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km E of Goldendale, Washington. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94000006 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.30133056641° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.863998413086° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.420000076294 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km E of Goldendale, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-12 22:20:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-12 22:23:57 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 133 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 31 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 0.180000007 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 uw61624591 Id of event.
Event Code 61624591 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61624591, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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