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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag was detected near Imperial in CA

Earthquake location 32.8835S, -115.5308333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Imperial in CA. Global time and date of event 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 11:05:02 / January 15, 2019 @ 11:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -115.5308333 West, latitude 32.8835 North, depth = 10.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ci38425344. Unique identifier: ci38425344. The temblor was reported at 03:05:02 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.45 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hermosillo, Delta, Tecolots.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 NE of Imperial, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.5308333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8835° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NE of Imperial, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-15 11:05:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-15 11:08:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 31 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03087 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 ci38425344 Id of event.
Event Code 38425344 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38425344, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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