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Minor earthquake, 3.12 mag was detected near Calipatria in California

Earthquake location 33.1705017S, -115.6173325WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Calipatria in California on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 01:45:50 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8.63 km (5 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37764391. Id of event: ci37764391. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 09:45:50 / September 16, 2017 @ 9:45 am. Exact location of earthquake, -115.6173325° West, 33.1705017° North, depth 8.63 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coachella, Puebla, Progreso. Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km WNW of Calipatria, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.6173325° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1705017° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WNW of Calipatria, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-16 09:45:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-16 09:48:19 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 150 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 76 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05829 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 ci37764391 Id of event.
Event Code 37764391 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37764391, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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