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Minor earthquake 2.87 mag, 7 km SSE of Bombay Beach, CA



Earthquake location 33.2911667S, -115.7176667WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.7176667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2911667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km 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 15:47:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 15:51:10 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 127 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 46 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 ci37700544 Id of event.
Event Code 37700544 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37700544, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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