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Minor earthquake 2.97 mag, 2 km ESE of Bombay Beach, CA

Earthquake location 33.3455009S, -115.7143326WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.7143326° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.3455009° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ESE 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 14:33:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 14:40:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 136 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01735 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 ci37700304 Id of event.
Event Code 37700304 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37700304, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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