A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Cimarron in New Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 19:31:13 / December 23, 2016 @ 7:31 pm. Id of earthquake: us10007mbu. Event ids that are associated: us10007mbu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:31:13 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -104.9809 West, latitude 36.772 North, depth = 5 km.
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 Taos, Trinidad, Raton. Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Trinidad (c. 9 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Raton (c. 6 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Taos (c. 5 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km NNW of Cimarron, New Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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