A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pecos in Texas. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:12:21 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -103.3904° West, 31.2401° North, depth 3.25 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.25 km (2 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 02:12:21 / August 24, 2017 @ 2:12 am. Id of earthquake: us2000ab6z. Event ids that are associated: us2000ab6z.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kermit, Fort Stockton, Monahans (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Pecos (c. 8 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fort Stockton (c. 8 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Monahans (c. 7 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kermit (c. 5 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 22 km SSE of Pecos, Texas. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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