A 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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