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Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 12 Km NNW of Midland, Texas, USA on Thursday, 17 September 2020

Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake  - 12 Km NNW of Midland, Texas, USA on Thursday, 17 September 2020
17 Sep 04:06 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 17 September 2020 03:49 UTC
Magnitude: 3.0
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.1041°N / 102.1185°W (Texas, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) NW of Midland (pop: 133,000)
37 km (23 mi) NE of Odessa (pop: 119,000)
46 km (29 mi) NE of West Odessa (pop: 22,700)
47 km (29 mi) SE of Andrews (pop: 13,800)
62 km (39 mi) SW of Big Spring (pop: 28,900)
116 km (72 mi) SE of Hobbs (pop: 38,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 17 Sep 03:49 UTCM 3.0 / 5 km12 Km NNW of Midland, Texas, USAUSGS
Thu, 17 Sep 03:49 UTCM 3.0 / 5 kmWestern Texas, USAEMSC

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4.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt and sounded like someone or something dropped onto our roof with a loud thud. And then a little thud (possibly Aftershock) a couple minutes after. | 2 users found this interesting.
7.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Felt like a tree limb landed on the roof.
Midland, Texas (Sandhill Circle street) / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : House creaked, we were in bed and felt it shake which is what made us think earthquake instead of just a gust of wind making the house creaked.
5300 Balfour Ct, Midland, TX 79707 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short

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Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 12 Km NNW of Midland, Texas, USA on Thursday, 17 September 2020

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