A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Stanton in Texas. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:24 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -101.7922 West, latitude 32.3034 North, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: us6000d4pc. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4pc. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 01:23:24 / January 1, 2021 @ 1:23 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Midland (c. 111 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Odessa (c. 99 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Big Spring (c. 27 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Andrews (c. 11 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Lamesa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Odessa, Andrews, Lamesa. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 19 km N of Stanton, Texas.
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