A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Mentone in Texas on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.19 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 21:36:20 / March 27, 2020 @ 9:36 pm. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:36:20 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -104.0648 West, latitude 31.6972 North, depth = 5.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008hjq. Unique identifier: us70008hjq.
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Carlsbad (c. 26 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Pecos (c. 8 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carlsbad, Pecos (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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