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Minor earthquake, 3.49 mag strikes near Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Earthquake location 47.1545S, -123.7441667WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, Olympic Peninsula, Washington kilometers (0 miles) from Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Exact location, longitude -123.7441667° West, latitude 47.1545° North, depth = 36.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/16 / 2016-07-31 18:53:27 / July 31, 2016 @ 6:53 pm. Id of earthquake: uw61173722. Event ids that are associated: uw61173722. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.36 km (23 miles). The 3.49-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:53:27 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chehalis, Centralia, Tanglewilde-Thompson Place (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Olympia (c. 46 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lacey (c. 42 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Tumwater (c. 17 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Aberdeen (c. 16 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Centralia (c. 16 300 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.49 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.7441667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.1545° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Olympic Peninsula, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-31 18:53:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-31 19:10:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.71 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 188 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04182 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID uw61173722 Id of event.
Event Code 61173722 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61173722, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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