A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Socorro in New Mexico on Thursday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:14:04 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -106.8945 West, latitude 34.1459 North, depth = 10.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.28 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 16:14:04 / February 2, 2017 @ 4:14 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008fx1. Unique identifier: us20008fx1.
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Los Lunas (c. 14 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Belen (c. 7 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Los Chavez (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Lunas, Los Chavez, Belen. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 0 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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