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Minor earthquake 3.35 mag, 18 km S of Joshua Tree, CA

Earthquake location 33.9763336S, -116.2768326WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Joshua Tree in CA on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.2768326 West, latitude 33.9763336 North, depth = 2.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 21:59:42 / September 13, 2017 @ 9:59 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:59:42 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ci37762351. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37762351. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.78 km (2 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Hemet (c. 78 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yucaipa (c. 51 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lucerne Valley, Homeland, Mentone (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 18 km S of Joshua Tree, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.35 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.2768326° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.9763336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km S of Joshua Tree, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-13 21:59:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-13 22:02:57 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 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 173 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 96 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09984 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 36 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 ci37762351 Id of event.
Event Code 37762351 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37762351, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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