Moderate earthquake in the desert of Southern California

Ocotillo, CA

Ocotillo area - Image by moominsean via Flickr

Earthquake Report comment :
Epicenter in the desert of southern California on a safe distance from Mexicali (57 km) and San Diego.
Closest village : Ocotillo
Expected Mercalli values : V in the desert and IV in Ocotillo, III in Mexicali

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Ml 4.6
Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 12:39:59 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 13.5 km
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Geo-location(s) :
40 km (25 miles) W of El Centro, California
45 km (30 miles) WSW of Brawley, California
55 km (35 miles) WNW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map

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