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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Madison in Mississippi

Earthquake location 32.5155S, -90.0236WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Madison in Mississippi on Friday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:33:05 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/19 / 2019-08-09 07:33:05 / August 9, 2019 @ 7:33 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.0236 West, latitude 32.5155 North, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: us600052ph. Ids that are associated to the event: us600052ph.

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 Kosciusko, Crystal Springs, Forest. Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Jackson (c. 173 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Clinton (c. 25 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Pearl (c. 25 100 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Madison (c. 24 100 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ridgeland (c. 24 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 10 km NE of Madison, Mississippi.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.0236° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.5155° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NE of Madison, Mississippi Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-09 07:33:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-09 07:48:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 0.512 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us600052ph Id of event.
Event Code 600052ph An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600052ph, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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