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Light earthquake: M4.46 quake has struck near Magna in Utah

Earthquake location 40.7651667S, -112.0725WA light earthquake magnitude 4.46 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Magna in Utah on Wednesday. The 4.46-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:02:12 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008ht8, uu60363822. Id of event: uu60363822. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 14:02:12 / March 18, 2020 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -112.0725° West, 40.7651667° North, depth 8.99 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.99 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santaquin, Salem, Payson. Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (10 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Orem (c. 88 300 pop).

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 twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty 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. 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: 7 km NNE of Magna, Utah.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.46 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.0725° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7651667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NNE of Magna, Utah Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-18 14:02:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-18 17:58:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1017 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.161 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 1016 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uu The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us,uu, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 uu60363822 Id of event.
Event Code 60363822 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008ht8,uu60363822, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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