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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Flatonia in Texas

Earthquake location 29.6811S, -97.1787WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Flatonia in Texas on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.35 km (2 miles). Global time and date of event 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 22:10:09 / October 20, 2017 @ 10:10 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:10:09 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -97.1787° West, latitude 29.6811° North, depth = 3.35 km. Id of earthquake: us1000auyj. Event ids that are associated: us1000auyj.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from San Marcos (c. 44 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kyle (c. 28 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Seguin (c. 25 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lockhart (c. 12 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Elgin (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Seguin, San Marcos, Elgin.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km W of Flatonia, Texas. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.1787° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.6811° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Flatonia, Texas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-20 22:10:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-20 22:26:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.989 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us1000auyj Id of event.
Event Code 1000auyj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000auyj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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