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Minor earthquake, 2.96 mag strikes near Borrego Springs in California

Earthquake location 33.3043327S, -116.3188324WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Borrego Springs in California. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/10/17 / 2017-10-27 07:56:24 / October 27, 2017 @ 7:56 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ci38031832. Unique identifier: ci38031832. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.31 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:56:24 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.3188324 West, latitude 33.3043327 North, depth = 10.31 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Escondido (c. 143 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hemet (c. 78 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hemet, Winter Gardens, Calipatria.

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 seventy-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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km NE of Borrego Springs, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.3188324° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.3043327° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NE of Borrego Springs, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-27 07:56:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-27 08:07:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 135 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 103 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04621 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 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 ci38031832 Id of event.
Event Code 38031832 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38031832, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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