A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA on Monday. Exact location, longitude -115.7143326° West, latitude 33.3455009° North, depth = 14.83 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.83 km (9 miles). Global time and date of event 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 14:33:44 / September 26, 2016 @ 2:33 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:33:44 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ci37700304. Unique identifier: ci37700304.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rancho Mirage, Calexico, Palm Desert (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 2 km ESE of Bombay Beach, CA.
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