A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Bombay Beach in CA. Exact location of earthquake, -115.7153333° West, 33.2958333° North, depth 2.47 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 15:48:40 / September 26, 2016 @ 3:48 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: ci37382677. Event ids that are associated: ci37382677. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.47 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:48:40 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mexicali, Palm Desert, Bermuda Dunes (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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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