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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag strikes near Magna in Utah

Earthquake location 40.7521667S, -112.0631638WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Magna in Utah. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -3.14 km (-2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: uu60368937. Id of event: uu60368937. The temblor was reported at 08:50:15 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -112.0631638 West, latitude 40.7521667 North, depth = -3.14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 15:50:15 / March 22, 2020 @ 3:50 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Springville, Provo, Pleasant View (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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 NE of Magna, Utah.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -112.0631638° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7521667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -3.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 2020-03-22 15:50:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-22 15:53:57 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 3.1 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 126 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 60 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1086 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 uu60368937 Id of event.
Event Code 60368937 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uu60368937, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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