A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Mentone in Texas on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -104.0962° West, 31.7335° North. The temblor was detected at 04:29:31 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 04:29:31 / October 15, 2020 @ 4:29 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8f9. Id of event: us6000c8f9.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Carlsbad (c. 26 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Pecos (c. 8 800 pop). Close 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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