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Minor earthquake 3.17 mag, 10 km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA

Earthquake location 33.2210007S, -116.0878296WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0878296° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2210007° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-20 20:11:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 20:17:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 155 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 94 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 ci37768032 Id of event.
Event Code 37768032 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37768032, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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