A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.0588303 West, latitude 33.1238327 North, depth = 1.16 km. The temblor was detected at 22:04:52 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.16 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/19 / 2019-01-09 06:04:52 / January 9, 2019 @ 6:04 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ci38420072. Unique identifier: ci38420072.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ramona, Rancho Mirage, Progreso (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km ESE of Ocotillo Wells, CA.
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