A 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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