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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag has occurred near West Valley City in Utah

Earthquake location 40.7415009S, -112.0400009WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from West Valley City in Utah. The temblor was detected at 06:52:25 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of -2.42 km (-2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: uu60366602. Ids that are associated to the event: uu60366602. Exact location of earthquake, -112.0400009° West, 40.7415009° North, depth -2.42 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 13:52:25 / March 19, 2020 @ 1:52 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Spanish Fork, Springville, Provo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km NNW of West Valley City, Utah. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.0400009° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7415009° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -2.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNW of West Valley City, Utah Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-19 13:52:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-19 13:57:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 129 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 56 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1079 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 uu60366602 Id of event.
Event Code 60366602 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60366602, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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