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Minor earthquake, 3.34 mag strikes near Ocotillo in CA

Earthquake location 32.8684998S, -116.0169983WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ocotillo in CA on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.62 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 17:15:44 / May 12, 2020 @ 5:15 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.34-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:15:44 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ci38491186. Event ids that are associated: ci38491186. Exact location, longitude -116.0169983° West, latitude 32.8684998° North, depth = 9.62 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ramona, Villa del Campo, Mecca. Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tecate (c. 58 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 15 km N of Ocotillo, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.34 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.0169983° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8684998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km N of Ocotillo, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-12 17:15:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-12 17:18:16 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 172 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 98 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04419 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 29 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 ci38491186 Id of event.
Event Code 38491186 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38491186, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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