A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Mentone in Texas on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -104.0556° West, latitude 31.7051° North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:29:00 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008gmr. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008gmr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 18:29:00 / March 26, 2020 @ 6:29 pm.
The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Pecos (c. 8 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pecos. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km W of Mentone, Texas.
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