A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 20:11:04 / December 20, 2016 @ 8:11 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:11:04 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci37768032. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37768032. Exact location of event, depth 10.88 km, -116.0878296° West, 33.2210007° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.88 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Palm Springs (c. 44 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Holtville, Palm Springs, Alpine (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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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