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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag was detected near Westmorland in CA

Earthquake location 33.0776667S, -115.5955WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Westmorland in CA on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -115.5955° West, latitude 33.0776667° North, depth = 10.82 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 12:09:07 / November 18, 2020 @ 12:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:09:07 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ci39469159. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39469159. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.82 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mecca, Oasis, Puebla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km NNE of Westmorland, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.5955° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0776667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNE 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 2020-11-18 12:09:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-18 12:13:05 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 127 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04092 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 ci39469159 Id of event.
Event Code 39469159 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39469159, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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