A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 07:04:14 / August 31, 2016 @ 7:04 am. Id of earthquake: ci37677128. Event ids that are associated: ci37677128. The temblor was reported at 00:04:14 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7.77 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -116.1110001 West, latitude 33.2648315 North, depth = 7.77 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alpine, Ramona, Palm Springs. Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Palm Springs (c. 44 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km N of Ocotillo Wells, CA.
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