A 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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