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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Stanton in Texas

Earthquake location 32.2864S, -101.796WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Stanton in Texas on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 12:42:22 / February 28, 2021 @ 12:42 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000decd. Unique identifier: us7000decd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -101.796 West, latitude 32.2864 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:42:22 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Midland (c. 111 100 pop), 73 km (45 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), 52 km (32 miles) from Lamesa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Odessa, Andrews, Lamesa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 17 km N of Stanton, Texas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.796° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.2864° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km N of Stanton, Texas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-28 12:42:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-28 12:48:47 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 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us7000decd Id of event.
Event Code 7000decd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000decd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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