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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag has occurred near Progreso in B.C. in MX



Earthquake location 32.524334S, -115.6433334WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.6433334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.524334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW of Progreso, B.C., MX Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-20 19:11:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 19:14:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 137 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 43 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.143 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 ci37767960 Id of event.
Event Code 37767960 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37767960, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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