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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Raton in New Mexico

Earthquake location 36.9068S, -104.883WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -104.883° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9068° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km W of Raton, New Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-18 02:37:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-18 03:35:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 129 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 0.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us1000331w Id of event.
Event Code 1000331w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000331w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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