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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag has occurred near Borrego Springs in CA

Earthquake location 33.2743333S, -116.2591667WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Borrego Springs in CA. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1.21 km (1 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:19:03 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ci37895967. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37895967. Exact location of event, longitude -116.2591667 West, latitude 33.2743333 North, depth = 1.21 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 22:19:03 / March 17, 2018 @ 10:19 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Brawley, Garnet, Valley Center. The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Palm Springs (c. 44 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 11 km E of Borrego Springs, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.2591667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2743333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km E of Borrego Springs, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-17 22:19:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-17 22:30:26 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 2.7 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 122 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 79 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08154 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 ci37895967 Id of event.
Event Code 37895967 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37895967, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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