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Light earthquake: M4.31 quake has struck near Bombay Beach in CA



Earthquake location 33.3014984S, -115.7086639WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.31 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA on Monday. Global time and date of event 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 14:31:08 / September 26, 2016 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37700296. Id of event: ci37700296. The temblor was reported at 07:31:08 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -115.7086639 West, latitude 33.3014984 North, depth = 8.34 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.34 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puebla, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSE of Bombay Beach, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.31 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.7086639° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.3014984° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSE of Bombay Beach, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-26 14:31:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 14:42:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.92 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 291 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 94 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06538 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37700296 Id of event.
Event Code 37700296 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37700296, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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