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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag has occurred near Imperial in California

Earthquake location 32.8313333S, -115.6058333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Imperial in California. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.6058333 West, latitude 32.8313333 North, depth = 11.96 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.96 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:19:38 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci37646591. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37646591. Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 18:19:38 / May 16, 2017 @ 6:19 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota, Guadalupe Victoria, Hermosillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guadalupe Victoria (c. 18 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 3 km WSW of Imperial, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.6058333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8313333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WSW of Imperial, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-16 18:19:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-16 18:34:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 136 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06618 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 ci37646591 Id of event.
Event Code 37646591 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37646591, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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