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Minor earthquake, 3.09 mag strikes near West Valley City in Utah

Earthquake location 40.7351667S, -112.0371667WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from West Valley City in Utah. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.85 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 12:45:03 / March 19, 2020 @ 12:45 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: uu60020349. Unique identifier: uu60020349. The temblor was picked up at 05:45:03 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -112.0371667 West, latitude 40.7351667 North, depth = 8.85 km.

The 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), 64 km (40 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Springville (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 5 km NNW of West Valley City, Utah.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.09 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.0371667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7351667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 12:45:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 16:19:09 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 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 147 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.008266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 uu60020349 Id of event.
Event Code 60020349 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60020349, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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