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Minor earthquake 2.98 mag, 3 km NE of Westmorland, CA

Earthquake location 33.0576667S, -115.5975WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Westmorland in CA on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 23:34:18 / September 30, 2020 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -115.5975 West, latitude 33.0576667 North, depth = 2.94 km. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:34:18 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.94 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ci37457117. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37457117.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mecca, Oasis, Puebla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 3 km NE of Westmorland, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.5975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0576667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NE of Westmorland, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-30 23:34:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-05 18:11:45 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 137 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 ci37457117 Id of event.
Event Code 37457117 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37457117, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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