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Minor earthquake: M2.88 quake has struck near Niland in CA

Earthquake location 33.1883333S, -115.5836667WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Niland in CA on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 06:32:09 / October 23, 2020 @ 6:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.5836667 West, latitude 33.1883333 North, depth = 3.58 km. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:32:09 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ci39442679. Unique identifier: ci39442679. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.58 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puebla, Progreso, Mexicali (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-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. 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: 8 km SW of Niland, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.5836667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1883333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW 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 2020-10-23 06:32:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-23 06:36:00 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 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 128 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 48 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03303 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 ci39442679 Id of event.
Event Code 39442679 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39442679, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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