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Minor earthquake 2.99 mag, 18 km ENE of Thousand Palms, CA

Earthquake location 33.8969994S, -116.2183304WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Thousand Palms in CA on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -116.2183304° West, 33.8969994° North, depth 4.06 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:37:27 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/18 / 2018-08-27 19:37:27 / August 27, 2018 @ 7:37 pm. Unique identifier: ci38260864. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38260864. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.06 km (3 miles).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Hemet (c. 78 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yucaipa (c. 51 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calimesa, Yucaipa, Big Bear Lake (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 18 km ENE of Thousand Palms, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.2183304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8969994° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ENE of Thousand Palms, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-27 19:37:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-27 19:39:54 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 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 138 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 105 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 ci38260864 Id of event.
Event Code 38260864 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38260864, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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