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Magnitude 3 Earthquake: Virginia

Summary

The red marker denotes the earthquake epicenter.

On Sun Jan 17th 2016 19:12:48 (UTC) the seismic network recorded an earthquake (preliminary 3 mblg) located in Virginia. Seismic region Eastern North America.

The epicentral distance (i.e. distance separating the location to the epicenter) to the closest station P57A in the network is 33.0 km.

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Details

Time:Sun Jan 17th 2016 19:12:48 (UTC)
Magnitude:3 mblg
Location:(39.2818,-77.7317)
Depth:5.0 km
Author:USGS:us
evid,orid:3995,6123
nass,ndef:78,0
Authoritative:y

Proximity to Population Centers

Event and active stations

The red marker denotes the earthquake epicenter.

Seismic waveforms for closest station

Closest station with identified signal. Plot of single closest station is not filtered. Plot of multipal vertical channels is filtered at 1 Hz

Seismic waveforms for vertical channels in network

Subset of several stations close to the event. Plot of single closest station is not filtered. Plot of multipal vertical channels is filtered at 1 Hz

Signal description at some stations

STA_CHANS-E DeltaS-E AzimuthPhase TimeSignal/NoiseTime ResidualV. ModelAutharid
P57A_BHZ0.296°132.8°Pg2016-01-17 19:12:52.975 UTC353.86-1.253iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177526
Q56A_BHZ1.154°77.45°Pg2016-01-17 19:13:08.3527 UTC-1-2.26iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177528
R58B_BHZ1.323°4.93°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:12.0861 UTC17.415-1.512iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177531
N58A_BHZ1.741°206.85°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:19.4799 UTC123.10.135iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177535
S57A_BHZ1.797°31.77°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:19.8081 UTC34.589-0.302iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177536
M57A_BHZ2.106°192.82°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:25.3413 UTC110.5-0.228iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177540
R55A_BHZ2.113°61.03°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:25.1045 UTC218.51-0.55iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177538
O54A_BHZ2.225°113.02°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:26.6485 UTC18.997-0.554iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177543
T60A_BHZ2.281°340.22°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:26.0664 UTC7.1916-0.701iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177542
T59A_BHZ2.314°356.59°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:26.775 UTC10.415-0.456iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177544
M55A_BHZ2.324°159.87°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:27.8802 UTC44.5230.517iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177546
Q54A_BHZ2.425°81.96°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:29.5417 UTC26.401-0.404iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177549
N53A_BHZ2.824°121.66°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:34.7018 UTC17.0180.459iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177553
P53A_BHZ2.834°92.99°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:34.3717 UTC26.646-0.01iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177552
L56A_BHZ2.858°182.68°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:35.668 UTC47.724-0.235iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177555
S54A_BHZ3.168°61°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:39.635 UTC-1-0.53iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177559
O52A_BHZ3.266°103.48°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:40.2128 UTC-1-0.102iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177561
R53A_BHZ3.423°72.56°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:42.606 UTC17.7370.127iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177566
Q52A_BHZ3.533°83.38°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:43.7736 UTC40.401-0.207iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177569
L59A_BHZ3.551°215.9°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:45. UTC16.967-0.432iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177570
K57A_BHZ3.569°195.29°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:45.0917 UTC-1-0.595iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177571
U56A_BHZ3.605°34.71°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:45.7464 UTC11.114-0.431iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177572
J56A_BHZ4.048°189.63°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:51.7521 UTC-1-0.513iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177574
U54A_BHZ4.245°48.2°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:54.4707 UTC-1-0.513iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177576
J57A_BHZ4.328°198.09°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:56.6165 UTC6.12570.493iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177581
Q51A_BHZ4.36°84.87°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:55.0048 UTC-1-0.353iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177578
J58A_BHZ4.473°205.07°pPn2016-01-17 19:13:58.1831 UTC9.1970.076iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177584
W57A_BHZ4.504°22.89°Pn2016-01-17 19:13:56.8535 UTC-1-0.483iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177582
M63A_BHZ4.824°245.77°Pn2016-01-17 19:14:01.9238 UTC-10.196iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177587
J59A_BHZ4.833°211.15°pPn2016-01-17 19:14:03.3792 UTC-10.326iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177590
S51A_BHZ4.874°68.5°Pn2016-01-17 19:14:02.4125 UTC-1-0.008iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177589
X58A_BHZ4.898°14.73°Pn2016-01-17 19:14:02.0851 UTC-1-0.67iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177588
R50A_BHZ5.237°76.94°Pn2016-01-17 19:14:07.6271 UTC-10.221iasp91dbp:tcox:16019177595

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