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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag strikes near Stanley in Idaho

Earthquake location 44.3591667S, -115.2158333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 27 km NW of Stanley, Idaho (17 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 02:59:04 / October 17, 2020 @ 2:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.2158333 West, latitude 44.3591667 North, depth = 14.81 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: mb80470649. Id of event: mb80470649. The temblor was detected at 02:59:04 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.81 km (9 miles).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km NW of Stanley, Idaho.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.2158333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.3591667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27 km NW of Stanley, Idaho Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-17 02:59:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-17 14:37:17 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 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 128 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network mb The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,mb, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 mb80470649 Id of event.
Event Code 80470649 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80470649, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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