A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 73 km SSW of Loving, New Mexico (45 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 20:47:46 / May 21, 2020 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -104.395° West, 31.674° North, depth 5 km. Unique identifier: us70009mse. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009mse. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:46 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 73 km SSW of Loving, New Mexico.
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