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Minor earthquake, 3.18 mag strikes near Calipatria in CA

Earthquake location 33.1641655S, -115.6278305WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Calipatria in CA. The temblor was picked up at 13:54:25 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 21:54:25 / March 17, 2017 @ 9:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -115.6278305° West, 33.1641655° North, depth 7.78 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.78 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: ci37606335. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37606335.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coachella, Puebla, Progreso (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km WNW of Calipatria, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.6278305° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1641655° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Calipatria, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-17 21:54:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 21:59:08 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 reviewed 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 156 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 77 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 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 42 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 ci37606335 Id of event.
Event Code 37606335 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37606335, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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