A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA. Exact location of event, depth 10.03 km, -116.0031667° West, 33.1263333° North. All ids that are associated to the event: ci38261727. Unique identifier: ci38261727. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 15:50:33 / March 9, 2019 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.03 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:50:33 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mexicali, Palm Desert, San Diego Country Estates (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km E of Ocotillo Wells, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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