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Minor earthquake, 2.83 mag has occurred near Kingston in Washington

Earthquake location 47.8481674S, -122.4741669WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kingston in Washington. The temblor was picked up at 22:26:17 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: uw61092202. Event ids that are associated: uw61092202. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.22 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -122.4741669° West, 47.8481674° North, depth 19.22 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/11/15 / 2015-11-20 06:26:17 / November 20, 2015 @ 6:26 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port Angeles, Parkland, Summit (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 5 km NNE of Kingston, Washington. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.4741669° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.8481674° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNE of Kingston, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-20 06:26:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-20 06:35:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 123 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 77 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2963 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 26 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 uw61092202 Id of event.
Event Code 61092202 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61092202, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Susan Parrington

    An unsecured object fell over at this time and I heard an unidentified noise. Not aware of any earth movement. Two miles SSE of the center of the town of Kingston. From the description of the epicenter, the closest ‘villages’ would be Eglon and Hansville, Washington.

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