A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Raton in New Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/15 / 2015-08-18 02:37:55 / August 18, 2015 @ 2:37 am. Exact location, longitude -104.883° West, latitude 36.9068° North, depth = 4.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000331w. Id of event: us1000331w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.9 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:37:55 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trinidad, Raton. Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Trinidad (c. 9 100 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Raton (c. 6 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 39 km W of Raton, New Mexico.
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