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Minor earthquake: M3.81 quake has struck near Magna in Utah

Earthquake location 40.737999S, -112.0756683WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.81 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magna in Utah on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth -1.59 km, -112.0756683° West, 40.737999° North. The temblor was picked up at 06:23:20 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of -1.59 km (-1 miles). Event id: uu60363652. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: uu60363652. Global time and date of event 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 13:23:20 / March 18, 2020 @ 1:23 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Orem (c. 88 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santaquin, Brigham City, Salem. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 3 km NE of Magna, Utah.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.0756683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.737999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -1.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NE 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 13:23:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-18 13:32:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 6.2 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 223 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 ,uu, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 28 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09191 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 uu60363652 Id of event.
Event Code 60363652 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60363652, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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