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Minor earthquake, 3.88 mag strikes near El Sauzal in B.C. in MX



Earthquake location 31.8471667S, -117.0895WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.88 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from El Sauzal in B.C. in MX on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37708087. Id of event: ci37708087. The temblor was picked up at 11:42:21 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.99 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -117.0895 West, latitude 31.8471667 North, depth = 12.99 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 19:42:21 / July 20, 2017 @ 7:42 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Tijuana (c. 1 376 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ensenada (c. 256 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chula Vista (c. 243 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Rosarito (c. 66 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Pórticos de San Antonio (c. 34 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Imperial Beach (c. 26 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chula Vista, Lomas de Santa Anita, Imperial Beach.

Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km W of El Sauzal, B.C., MX. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.0895° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.8471667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km W of El Sauzal, B.C., MX Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-20 19:42:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-20 19:56:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.42 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 234 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3623 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 247 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 ci37708087 Id of event.
Event Code 37708087 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37708087, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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