A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Nixon in Texas on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 09:01:01 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000gai5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gai5. Global time and date of event 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 15:01:01 / August 16, 2018 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.6363 West, latitude 29.2182 North, depth = 17.67 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.67 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Victoria, Selma, Lockhart (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Victoria (c. 62 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from New Braunfels (c. 57 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Schertz (c. 31 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Seguin (c. 25 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Universal City (c. 18 500 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km ESE of Nixon, Texas.
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