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Minor earthquake 3.86 mag, 20 km SE of Ocotillo Wells, CA

Earthquake location 33.0153351S, -115.982666WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.86 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.42 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/11/18 / 2018-11-29 13:48:53 / November 29, 2018 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -115.982666 West, latitude 33.0153351 North, depth = 11.42 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38148759, us1000hxv3. Id of event: ci38148759. The 3.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:48:53 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tecate (c. 58 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palm Desert, Bermuda Dunes, Ramona (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 20 km SE of Ocotillo Wells, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.982666° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0153351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE 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 2018-11-29 13:48:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-29 14:05:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 167 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.31 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed 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 288 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 99 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1287 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 ci38148759 Id of event.
Event Code 38148759 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38148759,us1000hxv3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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