Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Culberson County, Texas, 52 mi south of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA, on Monday, Mar 1, 2021 7:38 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Culberson County, Texas, 52 mi south of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA, on Monday, Mar 1, 2021 7:38 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 7 km depth

1 Mar 14:04 UTC: First to report: USGS after 26 minutes.
1 Mar 17:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.7 to 6.8 km (from 2.9 to 4.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.2 km (0.8 mi) towards NNE.
Update Mon, 1 Mar 2021, 14:09
Small 3.1 quake hits near Malaga, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
3.1 quake 1 Mar 7:38 am (GMT -6)
3.1 quake 1 Mar 7:38 am (GMT -6)
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake near Malaga, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA, was reported 31 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 2.9 miles beneath the epicenter in the morning on Monday 1 March 2021 at 7:38 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Malaga (pop. 150, 44 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 1, 2021 13:38:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 7:38 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 6.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.68149°N / 104.42269°W (Culberson, Texas, United States)
Antipode: 31.681°S / 75.577°E
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Malaga (New Mexico) (pop: 147) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Carlsbad (New Mexico) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Pecos (pop: 9,520) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) W of Kermit (Winkler County) (pop: 6,430) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Artesia (Eddy County, New Mexico) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) W of Monahans (Ward County) (pop: 7,690) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SW of Hobbs (New Mexico) (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) WNW of Fort Stockton (Pecos County) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SE of Alamogordo (New Mexico) (pop: 30,800) --> See nearby quakes!
656 km (408 mi) WNW of Austin (pop: 931,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 2.5°C (36 F), humidity: 37%, wind: 16 m/s (31 kts) from NE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.16.8 km54 Km S of Whites City, New Mexico, USAUSGS
3.15 kmWESTERN TEXAS, USAEMSC

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