Small 3.1 quake hits near Toyah, Reeves County, Texas, USA – VolcanoDiscovery


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Sun, 18 Apr 2021, 00:54


3.1 quake 17 Apr 7:33 pm (GMT -5)

3.1 quake 17 Apr 7:33 pm (GMT -5)

An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred early evening on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 7:33 pm local time near Toyah, Reeves County, Texas, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 4.5 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.
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 Toyah (pop. 98, 38 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 17 Apr 2021 7:33 pm (GMT -5) local time (18 Apr 2021 00:33 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 7.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.65°N / 104.3°W (Culberson County, Texas, United States)
Primary data source: USGS

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