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Minor earthquake, 2.99 mag strikes near Thousand Palms in CA



Earthquake location 33.8926659S, -116.2060013WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Thousand Palms in CA on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.54 km (5 miles). Id of earthquake: ci37663951. Event ids that are associated: ci37663951. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/06/17 / 2017-06-07 13:30:49 / June 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:30:49 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -116.2060013 West, latitude 33.8926659 North, depth = 8.54 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Hemet (c. 78 700 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yucaipa (c. 51 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yucaipa, Big Bear Lake, Hemet.

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 19 km ENE of Thousand Palms, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.2060013° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8926659° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ENE of Thousand Palms, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-07 13:30:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-07 13:39:00 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 2.7 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 138 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 108 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04248 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 ci37663951 Id of event.
Event Code 37663951 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37663951, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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