A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Midland in Texas on Thursday. Global time and date of event 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 03:49:22 / September 17, 2020 @ 3:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -102.1185° West, latitude 32.1041° North, depth = 5.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.02 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:49:22 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bp8y. Id of event: us7000bp8y.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lamesa, Big Spring, Andrews (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 12 km (8 miles) from Midland (c. 111 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Odessa (c. 99 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Big Spring (c. 27 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from West Odessa (c. 22 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Andrews (c. 11 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 12 km NNW of Midland, Texas.
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