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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, southern Idaho

Earthquake location 42.5605S, -111.454WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, southern Idaho kilometers (0 miles) from southern Idaho. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d55e. Id of event: us6000d55e. Exact location of event, depth 5.1 km, -111.454° West, 42.5605° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:35:27 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 05:35:27 / January 3, 2021 @ 5:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.1 km (3 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was North Logan, Chubbuck, Pocatello (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Pocatello (c. 54 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chubbuck (c. 13 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Smithfield (c. 9 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from North Logan (c. 8 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: southern Idaho.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.454° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5605° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place southern Idaho Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-03 05:35:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-03 05:50:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 30 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 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 288 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 0.331 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d55e Id of event.
Event Code 6000d55e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d55e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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