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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag was detected near Brawley in CA

Earthquake location 32.9249992S, -115.5263367WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Brawley in CA. Exact location of event, longitude -115.5263367 West, latitude 32.9249992 North, depth = 5.56 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ci40591071. Unique identifier: ci40591071. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/24 / 2024-05-18 23:06:21 / May 18, 2024 @ 11:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.56 km (3 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:06:21 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Mexicali (c. 597 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from El Centro (c. 42 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Calexico (c. 38 600 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Brawley (c. 25 000 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Imperial (c. 14 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hermosillo, Delta, Tecolots. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop), United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km S of Brawley, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.5263367° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9249992° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km S of Brawley, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-18 23:06:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-18 23:08:46 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 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 125 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 ci40591071 Id of event.
Event Code 40591071 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci40591071, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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