A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Delta in B.C. in MX on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.9 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 06:02:56 / January 6, 2016 @ 6:02 am. Id of earthquake: ci37510536. Event ids that are associated: ci37510536. The temblor was picked up at 22:02:56 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.4108333 West, latitude 32.3231667 North, depth = 4.9 km.
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Luis Río Colorado (c. 139 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Luis (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Brawley, Somerton, San Luis Río Colorado (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 21 km W of Delta, B.C., MX.
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