Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 4.6 mi west of Renton, King County, Washington, USA, on Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 12:47 pm (GMT -7) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 4.6 mi west of Renton, King County, Washington, USA, on Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 12:47 pm (GMT -7)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 29 km depth

13 Jul 19:51 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
13 Jul 19:52: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.7 to 23.6 km (from 14.7 to 14.7 mi).
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13 Jul 20:27: Magnitude recalculated from 2.6 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 34.7 to 29.3 km (from 22 to 18.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.2 km (3.2 mi) towards WNW.
Update Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 19:57
Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Renton, King County, Washington, USA
3.0 quake 13 Jul 12:47 pm (GMT -7)
3.0 quake 13 Jul 12:47 pm (GMT -7)
A magnitude 3.0 earthquake near Renton, King County, Washington, USA, was reported only 10 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 15 miles beneath the epicenter around noon on Tuesday 13 July 2021 at 12:47 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 3.0 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Riverton (pop. 6,400) located 2 miles from the epicenter, Burien (pop. 50,500) 2 miles away, Renton (pop. 100,200) 5 miles away, Renton (pop. 100,200) 5 miles away, Seattle (pop. 684,500) 8 miles away, and Kent (pop. 127,000) 9 miles away. In Bellevue (pop. 139,800, 10 miles away), Federal Way (pop. 95,200, 12 miles away), Tacoma (pop. 207,900, 17 miles away), and Olympia (pop. 50,300, 41 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jul 13, 2021 19:47:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 12:47 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 29.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.48367°N / 122.31617°W (King, Washington, United States)
Antipode: 47.484°S / 57.684°E
Nearest volcano: Mount Rainier (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) W of Riverton (pop: 6,410) --> See nearby quakes!
3 km (2 mi) ENE of Burien (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (5 mi) W of Renton (pop: 100,200) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (5 mi) W of Renton (pop: 100,200) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NNW of Kent (pop: 127,000) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) S of Seattle (pop: 684,500) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) SSW of Bellevue (pop: 139,800) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) N of Federal Way (pop: 95,200) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NNE of Puyallup (pop: 207,900) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NE of Olympia (pop: 50,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 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
2.829 km1 Km SSE of Tukwila, WashingtonUSGS
2.830 kmSEATTLE-TACOMA AREA, WASHINGTONEMSC
2.129 km8 Km S of Seattle , WANRCAN

User reports for this quake (2)

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White River Siding, Pierce, Washington (34.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Seattle boulevard park / not felt : We where work in the yard . Felt nothing.  
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