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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near western Texas

Earthquake location 32.8966S, -100.8919WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported western Texas kilometers (0 miles) from western Texas on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 13:06:41 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/21 / 2021-02-07 13:06:41 / February 7, 2021 @ 1:06 pm. Event id: us6000dfcl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfcl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -100.8919 West, latitude 32.8966 North, depth = 2.91 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.91 km (2 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Snyder (c. 11 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sweetwater (c. 10 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Post (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sweetwater, Post, Snyder (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: western Texas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.8919° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8966° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place western Texas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-07 13:06:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-07 13:15:05 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 121 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 0.193 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us6000dfcl Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfcl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfcl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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