Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 25 mi southeast of Provo, Utah, on Monday, 16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7) -

Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake  - 25 mi southeast of Provo, Utah, on Monday, 16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 16 km depth

16 Nov 22:06 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
16 Nov 22:34: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.3 to 19.8 km (from 2.7 to 12.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.5 km (4 mi) towards S.
16 Nov 22:35: Magnitude recalculated from 2.9 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.8 to 15.9 km (from 12.3 to 9.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.3 km (2 mi) towards NNE.
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 22:07
Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Provo, Utah
3.1 quake Utah, USA, 16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7)
3.1 quake Utah, USA, 16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7)
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported only 26 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 2.7 miles beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Monday 16 November 2020 at 2.41 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake as well.
Despite its relatively small magnitude, the quake could probably be felt very close to the epicenter. Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mapleton (pop. 9,200) located 16 miles from the epicenter, Woodland Hills (pop. 1,500) 18 miles away, Springville (pop. 32,300) 18 miles away, Spanish Fork (pop. 37,900) 19 miles away, Independence (pop. 200) 19 miles away, Salem (pop. 7,500) 19 miles away, Provo (pop. 115,300) 23 miles away, and Orem (pop. 94,500) 27 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 16 Nov 2020 09:41:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 15.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.00017°N / 111.3065°W (Utah, United States)
Nearest volcano: Black Rock Desert (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SE of Mapleton (Utah County) (pop: 9,230)
37 km (23 mi) E of Payson (Utah County) (pop: 19,500)
40 km (25 mi) SE of Provo (Utah County) (pop: 115,300)
55 km (34 mi) SE of Pleasant Grove (Utah County) (pop: 38,100)
69 km (43 mi) SE of Eagle Mountain (pop: 27,300)
82 km (51 mi) SE of Sandy (Salt Lake County) (pop: 87,500)
98 km (61 mi) SE of Salt Lake City (Salt Lake County) (pop: 192,700)
891 km (553 mi) NE of Sacramento (California) (pop: 490,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
16 Nov 2020 21:41:14 GMT
16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7)
16 km
25 mi southeast of Provo, UtahUSGS
16 Nov 2020 21:41:20 GMT
12 km

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User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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San Tan Valley, Arizona (782.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Felt and heard the Earth move. Was laying down and still when I experienced it.
802.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Laying on bed and felt the Earth move. It was subtle. I could hear the Earth rumble too.
cape town south africa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

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Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - 25 mi southeast of Provo, Utah, on Monday, 16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7)
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