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Minor earthquake: M3.54 quake has struck near Bombay Beach in CA

Earthquake location 33.2416649S, -115.7611694WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.08 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 0.08 km, -115.7611694° West, 33.2416649° North. The 3.54-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:25:05 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 03:25:05 / September 27, 2016 @ 3:25 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37701552. Id of event: ci37701552.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puebla, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km SSW of Bombay Beach, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.54 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.7611694° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2416649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSW 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 03:25:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 03:27:32 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 193 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1131 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37701552 Id of event.
Event Code 37701552 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37701552, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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