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Minor earthquake, 3.07 mag was detected near Ocotillo Wells in CA

Earthquake location 33.2648315S, -116.1110001WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.1110001° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2648315° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km N of Ocotillo Wells, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-31 07:04:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-31 07:15:55 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 145 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 105 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 ci37677128 Id of event.
Event Code 37677128 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37677128, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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