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Minor earthquake, 2.97000003 mag has occurred near Woodway in Washington

Earthquake location 47.760166168213S, -122.41766357422WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97000003 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Woodway in Washington. The temblor was picked up at 21:20:03 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.739999771118 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -122.41766357422 West, latitude 47.760166168213 North, depth = 19.739999771118 km. Id of earthquake: uw61662451. Event ids that are associated: uw61662451. Global time and date of event 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 21:20:03 / July 24, 2020 @ 9:20 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elk Plain, DuPont, Orting (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km SSW of Woodway, Washington.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97000003 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.41766357422° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.760166168213° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.739999771118 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km SSW of Woodway, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-24 21:20:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-24 21:24:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.21 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 136 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 67 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 0.140000001 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 uw61662451 Id of event.
Event Code 61662451 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61662451, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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