Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Klickitat County, 22 mi southwest of Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA, on Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 5:30 pm (GMT -7) -
Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 19 km depth
25 Apr 00:34 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
25 Apr 00:44: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.1 to 18.7 km (from 8.8 to 11.6 mi).
Update Sun, 25 Apr 2021, 00:39Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 22 miles southwest of Sunnyside, Washington, United States in the afternoon
3.0 quake 24 Apr 5:30 pm (GMT -7)
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 5:30 pm local time at a shallow depth of 8.8 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bickleton (pop. 88) located 12 miles from the epicenter. In Toppenish (pop. 9,000, 16 miles away), Mabton (pop. 2,300, 20 miles away), Sunnyside (pop. 16,300, 22 miles away), and Yakima (pop. 93,700, 31 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 25 Apr 2021 00:30:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
Saturday, 24 Apr 2021 5:30 pm (GMT -7)
Depth: 18.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.15683°N / 120.41117°W
, United States
Nearest volcano: Mount Adams
(83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:20 km (12 mi) NNW of Bickleton
(pop: 88) --> See nearby quakes!26 km (16 mi) SSW of Toppenish
(pop: 9,000) --> See nearby quakes!32 km (20 mi) S of Simcoe
(pop: 5,070) --> See nearby quakes!36 km (22 mi) WSW of Sunnyside (Yakima County)
(pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!50 km (31 mi) S of Yakima
(pop: 93,700) --> See nearby quakes!88 km (55 mi) W of Richland
(pop: 54,200) --> See nearby quakes!98 km (61 mi) W of Kennewick
(pop: 78,900) --> See nearby quakes!195 km (121 mi) SE of Kent
(pop: 127,000) --> See nearby quakes!202 km (125 mi) SE of Renton
(pop: 100,200) --> See nearby quakes!214 km (133 mi) ESE of Olympia
(pop: 50,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS
(United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107
joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|2.1||19 km||19 Km NNW of Bickleton, Washington, USA||USGS|
|2.1||19 km||WASHINGTON, USA||EMSC|
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/ not felt : Stationary in a vehicle with the engine off. Nothing felt. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
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