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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Gardendale in Texas

Earthquake location 32.054S, -102.2388WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Gardendale in Texas. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.25 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 20:56:23 / February 28, 2021 @ 8:56 pm. Unique identifier: us7000deej. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000deej. The temblor was reported at 20:56:23 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.25 km, -102.2388° West, 32.054° North.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Big Spring, Andrews, West Odessa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Midland (c. 111 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Odessa (c. 99 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Big Spring (c. 27 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from West Odessa (c. 22 700 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Andrews (c. 11 100 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 13 km ENE of Gardendale, Texas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -102.2388° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.054° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km ENE of Gardendale, 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 20:56:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-28 21:04:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 123 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 0.271 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us7000deej Id of event.
Event Code 7000deej An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000deej, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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