A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Toyah in Texas on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -104.225 West, latitude 31.6294 North, depth = 5 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:38:50 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000d73i. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d73i. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 21:38:50 / January 9, 2021 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Pecos (c. 8 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pecos (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 53 km NW of Toyah, Texas.
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