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Minor earthquake: M2.84 quake has struck near La Quinta in CA

Earthquake location 33.5236664S, -116.3311691WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Quinta in CA. Unique identifier: ci38421752. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38421752. Exact location, longitude -116.3311691° West, latitude 33.5236664° North, depth = 11.6 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:26:41 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/19 / 2019-01-11 02:26:41 / January 11, 2019 @ 2:26 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homeland, Temecula, Beaumont (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Temecula (c. 100 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hemet (c. 78 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km S of La Quinta, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.3311691° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.5236664° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km S of La Quinta, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-11 02:26:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-11 02:28:51 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 124 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 111 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07897 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 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 ci38421752 Id of event.
Event Code 38421752 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38421752, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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