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Minor earthquake, 2.94 mag has occurred near Warner Springs in California

Earthquake location 33.2314987S, -116.5530014WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Warner Springs in California. The temblor was picked up at 10:16:19 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -116.5530014 West, latitude 33.2314987 North, depth = 11.62 km. Unique identifier: ci37338663. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37338663. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/16 / 2016-05-02 17:16:19 / May 2, 2016 @ 5:16 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.62 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Oceanside (c. 167 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Escondido (c. 143 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Carlsbad (c. 105 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Murrieta (c. 103 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Temecula (c. 100 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wildomar, Menifee, Bonita (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 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: 9 km SE of Warner Springs, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.5530014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.2314987° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SE of Warner Springs, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-02 17:16:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-02 17:19:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 133 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 85 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08536 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 23 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 ci37338663 Id of event.
Event Code 37338663 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37338663, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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