A 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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