A 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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