A 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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