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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Socorro in New Mexico

Earthquake location 34.2857S, -106.7829WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Socorro in New Mexico on Wednesday. Event id: us20003k43. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003k43. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 19:34:08 / September 16, 2015 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:34:08 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.8 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -106.7829° West, latitude 34.2857° North, depth = 5.8 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Lunas, Los Chavez, Belen (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Los Lunas (c. 14 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Belen (c. 7 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Los Chavez (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 27 km NNE of Socorro, New Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -106.7829° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2857° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NNE of Socorro, 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 2015-09-16 19:34:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-16 23:02:03 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 158 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 0.186 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us20003k43 Id of event.
Event Code 20003k43 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003k43, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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