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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 6 km SSE of Bombay Beach, CA



Earthquake location 33.2958333S, -115.7056667WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA. Event id: ci37701312. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37701312. The temblor was reported at 16:33:37 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.23 km (2 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 23:33:37 / September 26, 2016 @ 11:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.7056667 West, latitude 33.2958333 North, depth = 3.23 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Progreso, Palm Desert, Mexicali (min 5000 pop). 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 (48 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.7056667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2958333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.23 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 2016-09-26 23:33:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 00:30:41 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 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 158 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 93 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06116 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 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 ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37701312 Id of event.
Event Code 37701312 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37701312, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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