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Minor earthquake: M3.44 quake has struck near Desert Hot Springs in CA

Earthquake location 33.9916649S, -116.3888321WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Desert Hot Springs in CA on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 02:11:14 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci37698568. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37698568, nc72701651. Exact location of event, longitude -116.3888321 West, latitude 33.9916649 North, depth = 8.34 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.34 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 09:11:14 / September 24, 2016 @ 9:11 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Moreno Valley (c. 193 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hemet (c. 78 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Menifee (c. 77 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Redlands (c. 68 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sun City, Perris, Loma Linda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km ENE of Desert Hot Springs, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.44 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.3888321° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.9916649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ENE of Desert Hot Springs, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-24 09:11:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 09:29:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 88 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 reviewed 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 219 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,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 97 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 ci37698568 Id of event.
Event Code 37698568 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37698568,nc72701651, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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