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Light earthquake 4.17 mag, 14 km W of Belfair, Washington

Earthquake location 47.4633331S, -123.019165WA light earthquake magnitude 4.17 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Belfair in Washington. The temblor was picked up at 20:59:04 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -123.019165 West, latitude 47.4633331 North, depth = 4.6 km. Event id: uw61251926. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00olt9uf, uw61251926. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.6 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Belfair in Washington (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 04:59:04 / February 23, 2017 @ 4:59 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Renton (c. 90 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marysville, West Lake Stevens, Snoqualmie.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km W of Belfair, Washington. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.019165° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.4633331° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km W of Belfair, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-23 04:59:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-23 05:05:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 69 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 1 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 297 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 ,at,uw, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 47 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1658 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 32 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 uw61251926 Id of event.
Event Code 61251926 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00olt9uf,uw61251926, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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