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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag was detected near Thermal in CA

Earthquake location 33.7443333S, -115.928WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Thermal in CA. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 06:01:01 / January 1, 2021 @ 6:01 am. Exact location, longitude -115.928° West, latitude 33.7443333° North, depth = 3.12 km. The temblor was reported at 06:01:01 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.12 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ci39508463. Event ids that are associated: ci39508463, us6000d4r3.

Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Indio (c. 76 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Cathedral City (c. 51 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Palm Desert (c. 48 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Palm Springs (c. 44 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Coachella (c. 40 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yucca Valley, Garnet, Desert Hot Springs. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km ENE of Thermal, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.928° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.7443333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ENE of Thermal, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-01 06:01:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-01 06:08:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 62 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08149 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 ci39508463 Id of event.
Event Code 39508463 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39508463,us6000d4r3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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