Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 7.2 mi south of El Indio on Friday, 13 Nov 2020 3:53 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 7.2 mi south of El Indio on Friday, 13 Nov 2020 3:53 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 5 km depth

13 Nov 10:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
13 Nov 10:03: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 10:06
Small 3.4 quake hits near Eagle Pass, Texas
3.4 quake 7.2 miles S of El Indio 13 Nov 3.53 am (GMT -6)
3.4 quake 7.2 miles S of El Indio 13 Nov 3.53 am (GMT -6)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 3.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the village of El Indio, Texas. The tremor was recorded early morning on Friday 13 November 2020 at 3.53 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 3.1 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.4 earthquake as well.
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 El Indio (pop. 200) located 7 miles from the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Eidson Road (pop. 9,000) located 21 miles from the epicenter, Eagle Pass (pop. 28,800) 24 miles away, and Carrizo Springs (pop. 5,900) 29 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Nov 2020 09:53:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 13 Nov 2020 3:53 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.4077°N / 100.3143°W (Maverick County, Coahuila, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) S of El Indio (pop: 190) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SSE of Eagle Pass (Maverick County) (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SSE of Piedras Negras (Coahuila, Mexico) (pop: 150,200) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) E of Nava (Coahuila, Mexico) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Carrizo Springs (pop: 5,900) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) E of Allende (Coahuila, Mexico) (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NE of Sabinas (Coahuila, Mexico) (pop: 54,900) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) NW of Laredo (pop: 255,500) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) WSW of San Antonio (pop: 1,469,800) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) N of Saltillo (Coahuila, Mexico) (pop: 709,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.45 km11 Km S of El Indio, Texas, USAUSGS
3.45 kmSOUTHERN TEXAS, USAEMSC

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El indio Texas 78860. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : We just felt another one, intense shaking and rolling, today's date and time is Thursday February, 14 2021 (1:45 A.M.). El indio Texas 78860 near Eagle Pass Texas, I am a resident here in the small town.  
Eagle Pass (33.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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