Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Explosion - 2 Km SSE of Benton City, Washington, on Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 at 11:34 am (GMT -8) -
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Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 0 km depth
17 Dec 01:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 hours.
|Date & time||Dec 16, 2021 19:34:38 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 at 11:34 am (GMT -8)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||46.24467°N / 119.47467°W (Washington, United States)|
|Antipode||46.245°S / 60.525°E|
|Shaking intensity||Weak shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Mount Adams (155 km / 96 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||2 km (1 mi) SSE of Benton City (pop: 3,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
11 km (7 mi) SW of West Richland (Benton County) (pop: 13,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (10 mi) WSW of Richland (pop: 54,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) E of Yakima Falls (pop: 5,870) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) W of Kennewick (pop: 78,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) W of Pasco (pop: 69,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (20 mi) E of Grandview (Yakima County) (pop: 11,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) E of Sunnyside (Yakima County) (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NNW of Hermiston (Umatilla County, Oregon) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Yakima (pop: 93,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy|
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|2.2||0.3 km||Explosion - 2 Km SSE of Benton City, Washington||USGS|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.2, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.