A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Stanton in Texas on Thursday. Global time and date of event 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 20:44:20 / December 31, 2020 @ 8:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -101.7876° West, 32.305° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:44:20 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d4mj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d4mj.
Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Midland (c. 111 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Odessa (c. 99 900 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Big Spring (c. 27 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from West Odessa (c. 22 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Andrews (c. 11 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Lamesa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was West Odessa, Odessa, Andrews (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km N of Stanton, Texas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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