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Minor earthquake 2.81 mag, 8 km NW of Delta, B.C., MX

Earthquake location 32.4065S, -115.2588333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Delta in B.C. in MX. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.2588333 West, latitude 32.4065 North, depth = 19.22 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38355104. Id of event: ci38355104. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.22 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:49:44 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/11/18 / 2018-11-09 07:49:44 / November 9, 2018 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Luis Río Colorado (c. 139 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yuma (c. 93 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yuma, Brawley, Imperial (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km NW of Delta, B.C., MX.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.2588333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.4065° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NW of Delta, B.C., MX Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-09 07:49:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-09 07:53:33 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 121 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04114 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 ci38355104 Id of event.
Event Code 38355104 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38355104, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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