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Minor earthquake: M2.85 quake has struck near Alberto Oviedo Mota in B.C. in MX

Earthquake location 31.5285S, -115.636WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 89 km SSW of Alberto Oviedo Mota, B.C., MX (55 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -115.636° West, latitude 31.5285° North, depth = 7.25 km. Global time and date of event 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 14:38:22 / August 20, 2020 @ 2:38 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39585880. Id of event: ci39585880. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.25 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:38:22 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 89 km SSW of Alberto Oviedo Mota, B.C., MX. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.636° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.5285° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km SSW of Alberto Oviedo Mota, B.C., MX Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-20 14:38:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-20 16:18:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 reviewed 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1862 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 ci39585880 Id of event.
Event Code 39585880 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39585880, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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