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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Nixon in Texas

Earthquake location 29.2293S, -97.5133WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Nixon in Texas on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -97.5133 West, latitude 29.2293 North, depth = 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004h1n. Unique identifier: us20004h1n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/12/15 / 2015-12-14 12:35:03 / December 14, 2015 @ 12:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:35:03 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Victoria (c. 62 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Seguin (c. 25 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cibolo (c. 15 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Lockhart (c. 12 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Gonzales (c. 7 200 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cibolo, Lockhart, Victoria (min 5000 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 24 km E of Nixon, Texas.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.5133° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.2293° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km E 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 2015-12-14 12:35:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-14 14:23:17 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 138 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 0.453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us20004h1n Id of event.
Event Code 20004h1n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004h1n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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