5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Soda Springs, Idaho

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Soda Springs in Idaho on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -111.2532 West, latitude 42.6315 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aekg. Unique identifier: us2000aekg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:56:55 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 23:56:55 / September 2, 2017 @ 11:56 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Pocatello (c. 54 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Chubbuck (c. 13 900 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Blackfoot (c. 11 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Jackson (c. 9 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Smithfield (c. 9 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from North Logan (c. 8 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Preston (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blackfoot, North Logan, Chubbuck (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/09/03/moderate-earthquake-m5-3-quake-has-struck-near-soda-springs-in-idaho/

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