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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Rio Verde in Arizona

Earthquake location 33.7781S, -111.5629WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Rio Verde in Arizona. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:51:55 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -111.5629 West, latitude 33.7781 North, depth = 5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/12/16 / 2016-12-10 02:51:55 / December 10, 2016 @ 2:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007zq7. Unique identifier: us20007zq7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tolleson, Sun City West, Surprise. Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Phoenix (c. 1 445 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mesa (c. 439 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Chandler (c. 236 100 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Glendale (c. 226 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Scottsdale (c. 217 400 pop).

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 0 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km ENE of Rio Verde, Arizona.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -111.5629° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.7781° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Rio Verde, Arizona Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-10 02:51:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-10 03:11:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 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 121 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 1.21 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20007zq7 Id of event.
Event Code 20007zq7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007zq7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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