Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 22 miles north of Pampa, Texas, United States early evening
Thu, 15 Apr 2021, 00:1400:14 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A very shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported early evening near Pampa, Gray County, Texas, USA.
4.3 quake 14 Apr 6:54 pm (GMT -5)
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 6:54 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5.3 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Pampa (pop. 18,200) located 22 miles from the epicenter, and Borger (pop. 13,000) 25 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Canadian (pop. 3,000) located 35 miles from the epicenter, Perryton (pop. 9,300) 40 miles away, Panhandle (pop. 2,300) 40 miles away, Wheeler (pop. 1,700) 50 miles away, Dumas (pop. 15,000) 54 miles away, and Amarillo (pop. 198,600) 63 miles away.
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Date & time: 14 Apr 6:54 pm (GMT -5) local time (14 Apr 2021 23:54 GMT)
Depth: 8.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.85°N / 101.01°W (Roberts, Texas, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 23:50