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Minor earthquake: M2.98 quake has struck near Salton City in California

Earthquake location 33.1481667S, -116.0383301WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Salton City in California. Exact location of event, longitude -116.0383301 West, latitude 33.1481667 North, depth = 6.89 km. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:52:09 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci37731271. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37731271. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.89 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 22:52:09 / August 10, 2017 @ 10:52 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 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 Ramona, Alpine, Progreso.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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: 18 km SSW of Salton City, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0383301° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1481667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SSW of Salton City, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-10 22:52:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-10 23:03:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 137 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 93 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1836 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 42 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 ci37731271 Id of event.
Event Code 37731271 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37731271, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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