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Minor earthquake: M3.21 quake has struck near Puebla in B.C. in MX

Earthquake location 32.4023323S, -115.4626694WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Puebla in B.C. in MX. Global time and date of event 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 18:20:12 / October 27, 2015 @ 6:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.77 km (9 miles). The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:20:12 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.77 km, -115.4626694° West, 32.4023323° North. Id of earthquake: ci37264615. Event ids that are associated: ci37264615.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Somerton, San Luis Río Colorado, San Luis (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Luis Río Colorado (c. 139 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Luis (c. 25 500 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 21 km SSW of Puebla, B.C., MX.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.21 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.4626694° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.4023323° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SSW of Puebla, B.C., MX Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-27 18:20:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 18:22:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 159 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37264615 Id of event.
Event Code 37264615 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37264615, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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