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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag strikes near Niland in CA

Earthquake location 33.1870003S, -115.616333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Niland in CA on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 08:27:05 / May 6, 2020 @ 8:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.29 km (6 miles). The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:27:05 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci38482130. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38482130. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.616333 West, latitude 33.1870003 North, depth = 10.29 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Quinta (c. 37 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Quinta, Indio, Coachella (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.616333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1870003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WSW of Niland, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-06 08:27:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-06 08:30:50 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 5.24 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 199 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 108 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci38482130 Id of event.
Event Code 38482130 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38482130, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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