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Earthquake: M 2.59 quake strikes near Morton in Washington

Earthquake location 46.4908333S, -122.409WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.59 (mg/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Morton in Washington. The temblor was reported at 05:22:52 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 19.62 km (12 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-15 01:22:52 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -122.409 West, latitude 46.4908333 North, depth 19.62 km.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from South Hill (c. 52 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Olympia (c. 46 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Lacey (c. 42 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Longview (c. 36 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Parkland (c. 35 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Midland, Summit, Prairie Ridge.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.59 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.409° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.4908333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SW of Morton, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-15 13:22:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-15 16:24:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 103 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 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 uw60947852 Id of event.
Event Code 60947852 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS uw60947852 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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