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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Lowman in Idaho

Earthquake location 44.3663333S, -115.4623333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 33 km NNE of Lowman, Idaho (21 miles). Unique identifier: mb80480439. Ids that are associated to the event: mb80480439. The temblor was detected at 14:41:25 / 2:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 14:41:25 / December 18, 2020 @ 2:41 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.4623333 West, latitude 44.3663333 North, depth = 2.81 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.81 km (2 miles).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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. 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: 33 km NNE of Lowman, Idaho.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.4623333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.3663333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 km NNE of Lowman, Idaho Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-18 14:41:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-18 14:57:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network mb The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,mb, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.254 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 mb80480439 Id of event.
Event Code 80480439 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80480439, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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