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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Nixon in Texas

Earthquake location 29.1376S, -97.7924WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Nixon in Texas. Exact location, longitude -97.7924° West, latitude 29.1376° North, depth = 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003mrl. Id of event: us20003mrl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/15 / 2015-09-22 04:53:01 / September 22, 2015 @ 4:53 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:53:01 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Alamo Heights, San Antonio, Live Oak. The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Antonio (c. 1 327 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from New Braunfels (c. 57 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Schertz (c. 31 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Seguin (c. 25 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Universal City (c. 18 500 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km S of Nixon, Texas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7924° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.1376° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km S of Nixon, Texas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-22 04:53:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-22 05:22:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 0.281 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us20003mrl Id of event.
Event Code 20003mrl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003mrl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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