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Light earthquake, 4.15 mag strikes near Bombay Beach in CA

Earthquake location 33.3098335S, -115.7031631WA light earthquake magnitude 4.15 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA. Exact location of earthquake, -115.7031631° West, 33.3098335° North, depth 8.01 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 03:36:15 / September 27, 2016 @ 3:36 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.01 km (5 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ci37701632. Unique identifier: ci37701632. The 4.15-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:36:15 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter 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), 59 km (37 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puebla, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SSE of Bombay Beach, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.7031631° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.3098335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 2016-09-27 03:36:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 03:47:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 reviewed 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 265 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 0.04955 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 ci37701632 Id of event.
Event Code 37701632 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37701632, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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