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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake strikes near Jourdanton in Texas

Earthquake location 28.9167S, -98.5971WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (mg/mb) has occurred on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Jourdanton in Texas. The temblor was reported at 12:07:32 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-16 06:07:32 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -98.5971 West, latitude 28.9167 North, depth 5 km.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from San Antonio (c. 1 327 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Universal City (c. 18 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Converse (c. 18 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Live Oak (c. 13 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Leon Valley (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Live Oak, Universal City, Helotes.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.5971° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.9167° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km W of Jourdanton, Texas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-16 18:07:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-18 22:41:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 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 122 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources us A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.694 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000th0s Id of event.
Event Code c000th0s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000th0s A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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