A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 2.26 km (1 miles). The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:47:28 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ci37700544. Unique identifier: ci37700544. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 15:47:28 / September 26, 2016 @ 3:47 pm. Exact location of event, depth 2.26 km, -115.7176667° West, 33.2911667° North.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Quinta (c. 37 500 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, La Quinta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 7 km SSE of Bombay Beach, CA.
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