A 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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