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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag has occurred near Holtville in CA



Earthquake location 32.7671667S, -115.4346667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Holtville in CA on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.25 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8.25 km, -115.4346667° West, 32.7671667° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 07:42:01 / November 27, 2016 @ 7:42 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:42:01 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci37750808. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37750808.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuma, Estación Coahuila, Ciudad Coahuila (Kilómetro Cincuenta y Siete). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Luis Río Colorado (c. 139 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yuma (c. 93 100 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SW of Holtville, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.4346667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.7671667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SW of Holtville, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-27 07:42:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 07:49:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 127 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 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03939 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 ci37750808 Id of event.
Event Code 37750808 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37750808, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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