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Minor earthquake 3.02999997 mag, 5 km NE of Fall City, Washington

Earthquake location 47.603168487549S, -121.84083557129WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02999997 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Fall City in Washington. The temblor was detected at 09:20:16 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.479999542236 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -121.84083557129° West, latitude 47.603168487549° North, depth = 11.479999542236 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 17:20:16 / January 9, 2020 @ 5:20 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61566476. Id of event: uw61566476.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Seattle (c. 608 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tacoma (c. 198 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Bellevue (c. 122 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Everett (c. 103 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kent (c. 92 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fort Lewis, Steilacoom, Elk Plain (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 5 km NE of Fall City, Washington.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02999997 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.84083557129° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.603168487549° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.479999542236 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NE of Fall City, Washington Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-09 17:20:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-09 17:23:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 141 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 69 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 0.170000002 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 uw61566476 Id of event.
Event Code 61566476 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61566476, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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