A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Westmorland in CA on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 00:46:05 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -115.591835 West, latitude 33.0558319 North, depth = 5.28 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 00:46:05 / October 1, 2020 @ 12:46 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.28 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: ci39641648. Event ids that are associated: ci39641648.
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tecolots, Mecca, Oasis (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km NE of Westmorland, CA.
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