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Minor earthquake, 3.59 mag strikes near Ocotillo Wells in CA

Earthquake location 33.2190018S, -116.0808334WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA. Id of earthquake: ci37612599. Event ids that are associated: ci37612599. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.01 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.0808334 West, latitude 33.2190018 North, depth = 13.01 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:25:44 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 08:25:44 / March 26, 2017 @ 8:25 am.

Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 62 km (39 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), 52 km (32 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Progreso, Calexico, Palm Springs.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 10 km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.59 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0808334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2190018° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.01 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 2017-03-26 08:25:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 08:29:44 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 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.69 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 198 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 106 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37612599 Id of event.
Event Code 37612599 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37612599, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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