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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Poth in Texas



Earthquake location 28.9836S, -98.0502WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Poth in Texas. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 15:24:12 / November 14, 2017 @ 3:24 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bnav. Id of event: us2000bnav. Exact location of earthquake, -98.0502° West, 28.9836° North, depth 5 km. The temblor was detected at 09:24:12 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuero, Selma, Beeville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from San Antonio (c. 1 327 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Schertz (c. 31 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Seguin (c. 25 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Universal City (c. 18 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Converse (c. 18 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SSE of Poth, Texas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.0502° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.9836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSE of Poth, Texas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-14 15:24:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 15:53:36 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 121 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 0.247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us2000bnav Id of event.
Event Code 2000bnav An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bnav, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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