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Minor earthquake, 3.34 mag has occurred near Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake in Washington

Earthquake location 47.5374985S, -122.7570038WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake in Washington. Exact location of event, longitude -122.7570038 West, latitude 47.5374985 North, depth = 17.16 km. The 3.34-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:27:22 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.16 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: uw61127051. Ids that are associated to the event: uw61127051, us10004req. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 17:27:22 / February 20, 2016 @ 5:27 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port Angeles, Woods Creek, Lake Stevens. Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop).

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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 6 km SW of Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake, Washington.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.34 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.7570038° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.5374985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SW of Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-20 17:27:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 17:42:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 66 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 200 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 74 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0532 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 uw61127051 Id of event.
Event Code 61127051 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61127051,us10004req, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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