A 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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