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Minor earthquake, 3.46 mag strikes near Bombay Beach in CA

Earthquake location 33.3028336S, -115.7041702WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.96 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37701656. Unique identifier: ci37701656. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 03:46:30 / September 27, 2016 @ 3:46 am. Exact location, longitude -115.7041702° West, latitude 33.3028336° North, depth = 1.96 km. The 3.46-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:46:30 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 66 km (41 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), 60 km (38 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rancho Mirage, Progreso, Mexicali (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.46 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.7041702° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.3028336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.96 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 03:46:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 03:57:46 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 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 184 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 91 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 ci37701656 Id of event.
Event Code 37701656 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37701656, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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