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Minor earthquake: M2.88 quake has struck near Lake Elsinore in CA

Earthquake location 33.7028333S, -117.4341667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Lake Elsinore in CA. Exact location, longitude -117.4341667° West, latitude 33.7028333° North, depth = 8.74 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/19 / 2019-10-31 09:44:53 / October 31, 2019 @ 9:44 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.74 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ci38924479. Event ids that are associated: ci38924479. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:44:53 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Long Beach (c. 462 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Anaheim (c. 336 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 324 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Riverside (c. 303 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Irvine (c. 212 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was South Gate, Big Bear Lake, East Los Angeles.

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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 11 km WNW of Lake Elsinore, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.4341667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.7028333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Lake Elsinore, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-31 09:44:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-31 09:48:44 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 128 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 122 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05454 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 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 ci38924479 Id of event.
Event Code 38924479 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38924479, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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