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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Challis in Idaho

Earthquake location 44.2896S, -115.0359WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 68 km WSW of Challis, Idaho (42 miles). Unique identifier: us70009n5i. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009n5i. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:52 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -115.0359 West, latitude 44.2896 North, depth = 12.64 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.64 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 08:42:52 / May 22, 2020 @ 8:42 am.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km WSW of Challis, Idaho. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.0359° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.2896° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km WSW of Challis, Idaho Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-22 08:42:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 11:42:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.854 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us70009n5i Id of event.
Event Code 70009n5i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009n5i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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