A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Mentone in Texas on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -103.984° West, 31.6027° North, depth 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007re5. Id of event: us70007re5. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:41:49 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 17:41:49 / February 16, 2020 @ 5:41 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pecos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (31 miles) from Pecos (c. 8 800 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 38 km WSW of Mentone, Texas.
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