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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag has occurred near Brawley in CA



Earthquake location 32.972332S, -115.5435028WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Brawley in CA. The temblor was picked up at 13:49:30 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.36 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/16 / 2016-12-31 21:49:30 / December 31, 2016 @ 9:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -115.5435028° West, latitude 32.972332° North, depth = 9.36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37775048. Unique identifier: ci37775048.

Close 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 Hermosillo, Delta, Oasis. Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 1 km (1 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km WSW of Brawley, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.5435028° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.972332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km WSW of Brawley, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-31 21:49:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-31 21:52:11 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 50 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 ci37775048 Id of event.
Event Code 37775048 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37775048, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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