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Minor earthquake: M3.96 quake has struck near Delta in B.C. in MX

Earthquake location 32.3586655S, -115.402832WA 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km W of Delta, B.C., MX.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.402832° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.3586655° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km W of Delta, B.C., MX Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-22 00:30:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 00:33:16 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 241 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,ew, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 49 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1026 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci39500455 Id of event.
Event Code 39500455 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39500455,ew1608596997, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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