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Minor earthquake, 2.83999991 mag was detected near Shelton in Washington

Earthquake location 47.289833068848S, -123.25150299072WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.83999991 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Shelton in Washington on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: uw61511811. Unique identifier: uw61511811. Exact location, longitude -123.25150299072° West, latitude 47.289833068848° North, depth = 40.340000152588 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/19 / 2019-02-15 03:48:45 / February 15, 2019 @ 3:48 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.340000152588 km (25 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:48:45 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Federal Way (c. 89 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Auburn (c. 70 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lakewood (c. 58 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kent, Tukwila, Auburn. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 four 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. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 NW of Shelton, Washington. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83999991 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.25150299072° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.289833068848° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.340000152588 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NW of Shelton, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-15 03:48:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-15 03:52:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 124 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 68 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.219999999 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 uw61511811 Id of event.
Event Code 61511811 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61511811, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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