Weak mag. 3.2 earthquake - 0.6 mi northeast of Enetai, Washington, USA, on Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 8:27 am (GMT -8) -

Weak mag. 3.2 earthquake - 0.6 mi northeast of Enetai, Washington, USA, on Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 8:27 am (GMT -8)

Weak magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 26 km depth

15 Dec 16:32 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
15 Dec 16:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.9 to 31.7 km (from 13.6 to 19.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.4 mi) towards W.
15 Dec 17:02: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.7 to 25.0 km (from 19.7 to 15.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.8 km (2.4 mi) towards E.
15 Dec 17:48: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 25.9 km (from 15.5 to 16.1 mi).
Update Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 16:36
Magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes near Bremerton, United States
3.4 quake 15 Dec 8:27 am (GMT -8)
3.4 quake 15 Dec 8:27 am (GMT -8)
Just 9 minutes ago, a 3.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, USA. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 8:27 am local time, at a shallow depth of 14 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Manchester (pop. 5,400) located 3 miles from the epicenter, Bremerton (pop. 39,500) 3 miles away, Bainbridge Island (pop. 23,800) 4 miles away, Tracyton (pop. 5,200) 4 miles away, Parkwood (pop. 7,100) 4 miles away, Port Orchard (pop. 13,600) 4 miles away, East Port Orchard (pop. 5,900) 5 miles away, Silverdale (pop. 19,200) 7 miles away, Seattle (pop. 684,500) 11 miles away, and Tacoma (pop. 207,900) 24 miles away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 15, 2020 16:27:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 8:27 am (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 25.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.59283°N / 122.59333°W (Kitsap, Washington, United States)
Antipode: 47.593°S / 57.407°E
Nearest volcano: Mount Rainier (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) NNE of Bremerton East (pop: 2,290) --> See nearby quakes!
4 km (3 mi) NE of Bremerton (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) SW of Bainbridge Island (Kitsap County) (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) W of Seattle (pop: 684,500) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) W of Bellevue (pop: 139,800) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Kirkland (pop: 87,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WNW of Renton (pop: 100,200) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WNW of Renton (pop: 100,200) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (25 mi) NNW of Tacoma (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNE of Olympia (pop: 50,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 6.1°C (43 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.226 km1 Km N of Enetai, Washington, USAUSGS
3.128 kmSEATTLE-TACOMA AREA, WASHINGTON, USAEMSC
2.626 km19 Km W of Seattle, Washington, USANRCAN

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Port orchard, WA (11.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was asleep and awoken by earthquake. My water bottle and my night stand was moving it was pretty loud. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Manchester, Washington (0.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 1-2 s : At first I thought something large struck my house but the moving sensation continued for a second or so, so it clearly wasn’t. The location marker isn’t correcting, I live right next to Pomeroy Park in Manchester. My husband told me that my dog also felt it in Banner Forest in Pretty Orchard but he did not. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Poulsbo, WA (17.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : What woke me was the panicky loud takeoff commotion of nearby flock of Canada geese. | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Manchester WA.. ceder St. E. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was outside,heard music/thunder rolling/or a train.Thought it was Bremerton raising flag,but looked at phone it was past 8:30..cats acted weird and ran to the door.felt kinda wavey | 3 users found this interesting.  
Manchester, Washington / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : It felt/sounded like someone slamming a nearby door when in a hotel room but then it felt wavy. I thought it was going to get worse but then it stopped. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Port Orchard / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The noise and shaking woke me up. It last for about 3 seconds. It felt like my bed shifted back and forth not up and down. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington (3.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : I wasn't sure if it was an earthquake or a big truck passing by until a colleague messaged me to ask if I was ok, as she had seen there was an earthquake in Bremerton! | One user found this interesting.  
Poulsbo, Kitsap, Washington (10.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt light shaking and vibrating (house shook) short lived; felt like an earthquake. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Manchester, Washington / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : It felt/sounded like someone slamming a nearby door when in a hotel room but then it felt wavy. I thought it was going to get worse but then it stopped. | One user found this interesting.  
Park wood area of port orchard / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My two small pets, (chihuahua barked, cat) and I felt the vibration like something bumping against the house along with a strange sound like a truck noise. I went to the front and back windows but didn’t see any truck in my small area. | One user found this interesting.  
98366 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : brief. lateral. gentle.  
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Bethel, Kitsap, Washington (14.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short
Tracyton, Kitsap, Washington (4.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Bainbridge island (6.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Vashon, King (15 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed noticeable shaking  
Kent Washington (38.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Kenmore, King, Washington (31.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Elk Plain WA (61.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Port orch (6.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Tracyton, Kitsap, Washington (4.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Longbranch, wa / not felt : Just knew something had happened. Thought it was JBLM.  
East Port Orchard. Wa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Bainbridge Island / not felt
Port orchard / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
98367 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Port orchard / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Manchester, WA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short
Pine rd. Port orchard 98367 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Port Orchard / not felt
Port Orchard WA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manchester, WA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short
98366 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Port Orchard / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
port orchard, wa. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bremerton, WA / not felt
5th and Chester Bremerton / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Port orchard wa / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Vashon / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
98199 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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