A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.96 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Delta in B.C. in MX on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 00:30:00 / December 22, 2020 @ 12:30 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.49 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -115.402832 West, latitude 32.3586655 North, depth = 10.49 km. The 3.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:30:00 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci39500455. Ids that are associated to the event: ci39500455, ew1608596997.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calipatria, Yuma, Somerton (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Luis Río Colorado (c. 139 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yuma (c. 93 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Luis (c. 25 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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