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Minor earthquake, 3.18000007 mag was detected near Carnation in Washington

Earthquake location 47.664165496826S, -121.86450195312WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18000007 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Carnation in Washington on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: uw61707366. Event ids that are associated: uw61707366. The temblor was reported at 14:36:34 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -121.86450195312° West, 47.664165496826° North, depth 15.770000457764 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 14:36:34 / December 29, 2020 @ 2:36 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.770000457764 km (10 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elk Plain, Steilacoom, Spanaway.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km ENE of Carnation, Washington. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18000007 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.86450195312° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.664165496826° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.770000457764 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km ENE of Carnation, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-29 14:36:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-29 14:41:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 157 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 98 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 25 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 uw61707366 Id of event.
Event Code 61707366 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61707366, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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