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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Midland in Texas

Earthquake location 32.1136S, -102.2WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Midland in Texas. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.96 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 00:51:43 / December 17, 2020 @ 12:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:51:43 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000crpw. Unique identifier: us7000crpw. Exact location of earthquake, -102.2° West, 32.1136° North, depth 3.96 km.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Midland (c. 111 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Odessa (c. 99 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Big Spring (c. 27 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from West Odessa (c. 22 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Andrews (c. 11 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Seminole, Lamesa, Big Spring (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 17 km NW of Midland, Texas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -102.2° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.1136° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km NW of Midland, Texas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-17 00:51:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-17 01:01:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 178 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000crpw Id of event.
Event Code 7000crpw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crpw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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