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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Gardendale in Texas

Earthquake location 31.9701S, -102.3193WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km SE of Gardendale, Texas.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -102.3193° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.9701° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km SE 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 2021-03-16 03:58:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-16 04:09:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 127 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 0.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us7000djnj Id of event.
Event Code 7000djnj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000djnj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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