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Minor earthquake: M3.42 quake has struck near Westmorland in California



Earthquake location 32.9696655S, -115.8786697WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Westmorland in California on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -115.8786697° West, 32.9696655° North, depth 10.69 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37910752. Id of event: ci37910752. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 14:14:36 / June 16, 2017 @ 2:14 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.69 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:14:36 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tecate (c. 58 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coachella, Tecate, Mecca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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-seven 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km WSW of Westmorland, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.42 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.8786697° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9696655° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WSW of Westmorland, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-16 14:14:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-16 14:26:09 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 2.2 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 180 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 80 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07063 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 ci37910752 Id of event.
Event Code 37910752 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37910752, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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