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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag strikes near Ocotillo Wells in CA

Earthquake location 33.1263333S, -116.0031667WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0031667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1263333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km E 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 2019-03-09 15:50:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-09 15:54:15 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 125 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 72 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1413 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 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 ci38261727 Id of event.
Event Code 38261727 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38261727, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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