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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 13 km NW of La Joya, New Mexico

Earthquake location 34.4273S, -106.9522WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from La Joya in New Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -106.9522 West, latitude 34.4273 North, depth = 5 km. Id of earthquake: us6000djwe. Event ids that are associated: us6000djwe. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:08:40 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 14:08:40 / February 21, 2021 @ 2:08 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from South Valley (c. 41 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Los Lunas (c. 14 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Belen (c. 7 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Los Chavez (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was South Valley, Los Lunas, Socorro. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days 0 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km NW of La Joya, New Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -106.9522° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4273° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km NW of La Joya, New Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-21 14:08:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-21 14:54:53 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 0.261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000djwe Id of event.
Event Code 6000djwe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000djwe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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