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Minor earthquake, 3.75 mag has occurred near Ocotillo Wells in CA

Earthquake location 33.0449982S, -115.9111633WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.75 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 00:28:57 / May 13, 2018 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38171760. Id of event: ci38171760. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.71 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -115.9111633° West, latitude 33.0449982° North, depth = 6.71 km. The 3.75-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:28:57 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tecate (c. 58 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palm Desert, Tecate, Bermuda Dunes (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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 ESE of Ocotillo Wells, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.75 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.9111633° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0449982° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ESE of Ocotillo Wells, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-13 00:28:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-13 00:43:07 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 3.44 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 216 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 107 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 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 mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci38171760 Id of event.
Event Code 38171760 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38171760, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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