A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Salton City in California. Exact location of earthquake, -116.0741653° West, 33.1136665° North, depth 10.44 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ci38086512. Unique identifier: ci38086512. The 3.45-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:26:58 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/18 / 2018-01-13 06:26:58 / January 13, 2018 @ 6:26 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.44 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Tecate (c. 58 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lomas de Santa Anita, Cathedral City, Tecate. Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 23 km SSW of Salton City, California.
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