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Minor earthquake, 3.43 mag strikes near Salton City in California

Earthquake location 33.1786652S, -116.0283356WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Salton City in California. Exact location, longitude -116.0283356° West, latitude 33.1786652° North, depth = 9.64 km. Event id: ci37892055. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37892055. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.64 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 12:45:22 / March 11, 2018 @ 12:45 pm. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:22 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mexicali, Ramona, Alpine (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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 14 km SSW of Salton City, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.43 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0283356° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1786652° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2018-03-11 12:45:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-11 12:59:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 182 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 110 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1193 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 30 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 ci37892055 Id of event.
Event Code 37892055 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37892055, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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