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Moderate earthquake: M5.66 quake has struck near Ocotillo Wells in CA

Earthquake location 33.0369987S, -115.9161682WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.66 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA. Exact location, longitude -115.9161682° West, latitude 33.0369987° North, depth = 1.27 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.27 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ci38171808. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38171808. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 00:48:06 / May 13, 2018 @ 12:48 am. The temblor was detected at 16:48:06 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Escondido (c. 143 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from El Cajon (c. 99 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tecate (c. 58 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from La Mesa (c. 57 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Santee (c. 53 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota, Guadalupe Victoria, Bonita (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 5.66 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.9161682° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0369987° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.27 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 00:48:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-13 00:59:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 494 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 104 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 ci38171808 Id of event.
Event Code 38171808 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38171808, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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