Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Culberson County, Texas, 52 mi southwest of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA, on Monday, Apr 12, 2021 1:20 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Culberson County, Texas, 52 mi southwest of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA, on Monday, Apr 12, 2021 1:20 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 6 km depth

12 Apr 06:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 16 minutes.
12 Apr 15:42: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.1 to 5.6 km (from 3.8 to 3.5 mi).
Update Mon, 12 Apr 2021, 06:42
Small magnitude 3.1 quake hits 45 miles southwest of Malaga, Texas, United States early morning
3.1 quake 12 Apr 1:20 am (GMT -5)
3.1 quake 12 Apr 1:20 am (GMT -5)
A very shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported early morning near Malaga, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Monday 12 April 2021 at 1:20 am local time at a very shallow depth of 3.8 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 3.1 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, 45 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Apr 12, 2021 06:20:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Apr 12, 2021 1:20 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 5.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.7324°N / 104.59311°W (Culberson, Texas, United States)
Antipode: 31.732°S / 75.407°E
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) ESE of Dell City (Texas) (pop: 353) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Loving (pop: 1,410) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Carlsbad (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) E of Horizon City (Texas) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Socorro Mission Number 1 Colonia (Texas) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) E of Socorro (Texas) (pop: 33,200) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) E of El Paso (Texas) (pop: 681,100) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) W of Odessa (Texas) (pop: 119,000) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) W of Midland (Texas) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
673 km (418 mi) WNW of Waterloo (Texas) (pop: 931,800) --> See nearby quakes!
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) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.15.6 km53 Km SSW of Whites City, New Mexico, USAUSGS

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