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Light earthquake: M4.33 quake has struck near Bombay Beach in CA



Earthquake location 33.2989998S, -115.7089996WA light earthquake magnitude 4.33 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bombay Beach in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.09 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37701544, at00oe583x. Unique identifier: ci37701544. The temblor was picked up at 20:23:58 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 03:23:58 / September 27, 2016 @ 3:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -115.7089996° West, 33.2989998° North, depth 10.09 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 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), 78 km (48 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puebla, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 6 km SSE of Bombay Beach, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.33 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.7089996° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2989998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km 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 03:23:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 03:30:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 1 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 289 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 98 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0572 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 35 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 ci37701544 Id of event.
Event Code 37701544 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37701544,at00oe583x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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