A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Brawley in CA on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 14:42:26 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/16 / 2016-12-31 22:42:26 / December 31, 2016 @ 10:42 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.5678329 West, latitude 32.9693336 North, depth = 4.42 km. Unique identifier: ci37775304. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37775304. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.42 km (3 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Delta, Oasis, Tecolots. Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km WSW of Brawley, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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