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Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag has occurred near Brawley in CA

Earthquake location 32.9693336S, -115.5678329WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.5678329° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9693336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km 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 22:42:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-31 22:44:32 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 140 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06794 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 ci37775304 Id of event.
Event Code 37775304 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37775304, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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