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Minor earthquake: M3.04 quake has struck near Ocotillo Wells in CA

Earthquake location 33.1238327S, -116.0588303WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.04 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0588303° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1238327° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ESE 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 2019-01-09 06:04:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-09 06:07:04 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 142 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 110 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 ci38420072 Id of event.
Event Code 38420072 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38420072, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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