A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Progreso in B.C. in MX on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.24 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -115.6433334° West, latitude 32.524334° North, depth = 5.24 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 19:11:51 / December 20, 2016 @ 7:11 pm. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:11:51 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ci37767960. Unique identifier: ci37767960.
Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Guadalupe Victoria (c. 18 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estación Coahuila, Ciudad Coahuila (Kilómetro Cincuenta y Siete), Calipatria (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 8 km SW of Progreso, B.C., MX.
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