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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Ocotillo Wells in CA

Earthquake location 32.9770012S, -115.9123306WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ocotillo Wells in CA on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.72 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:05:33 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/10/19 / 2019-10-29 18:05:33 / October 29, 2019 @ 6:05 pm. Exact location, longitude -115.9123306° West, latitude 32.9770012° North, depth = 9.72 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38922287. Id of event: ci38922287.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puebla, Mecca, Mexicali (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km SE of Ocotillo Wells, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.9123306° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9770012° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SE 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 2019-10-29 18:05:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-29 18:07:48 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 138 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 93 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09975 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 ci38922287 Id of event.
Event Code 38922287 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38922287, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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