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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 13 km ESE of Nixon, Texas

Earthquake location 29.2182S, -97.6363WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.6363° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.2182° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ESE of Nixon, Texas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-16 15:01:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-16 15:56:00 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 0.391 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us1000gai5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000gai5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gai5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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