A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Gardendale in Texas on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.08 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:58:16 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -102.3193° West, latitude 31.9701° North, depth = 2.08 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/21 / 2021-03-16 03:58:16 / March 16, 2021 @ 3:58 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000djnj. Id of event: us7000djnj.
Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Midland (c. 111 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Odessa (c. 99 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from West Odessa (c. 22 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Andrews (c. 11 100 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Monahans (c. 7 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kermit, Monahans, Andrews.
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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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