Light magnitude earthquake 3.4 to 6 km deep
Dec 29 20:35 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
Update Wed 29 Dec 2021, 20:42
Small magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes 37 miles southeast of Carlsbad, Texas, United States in early afternoon
3.4 earthquake December 29 14:28 (GMT -6)
A very shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported in the early afternoon near Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, United States.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake struck on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 2:28 p.m. local time at a very shallow depth of 3.5 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deep ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) which also listed the magnitude 3.4 earthquake.
Cities near the epicenter where the quake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Malaga (150 residents) located 20 miles from the epicenter and Loving (1,400 residents) 25 miles away. In Carlsbad (population 29,000, 60 km), Jal (population 2,200, 40 km), Pecos (9,500 inhabitants, 45 km) and Kermit (6,400 inhabitants, 46 km), the earthquake was probably not felt.
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Date and hour : 29 December 2021 20:28:43 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 2:28 p.m. (GMT -6)
Depth: 5.6 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 31.9911 Â° N / 103.8564 Â° Wâ (Reeves, Texas, United States)
Antipode: 31.991 Â° S / 76.144 Â° Eâ
Nearby towns and villages:
33 km (20 mi) southeast of Malaga (New Mexico) (pop: 147) -> See nearby earthquakes!
59 km (37 mi) southeast of Carlsbad (New Mexico) (pop: 29,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
64 km (40 mi) to OSO of Jal (New Mexico) (pop: 2,200) -> See nearby earthquakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNW of PÃ©cos (pop: 9,520) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
74 km (46 mi) west of Kermit (County Winkler) (pop: 6,430) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
82 km (51 mi) southwest of Eunice (New Mexico) (pop: 3 140) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
104 km (65 mi) southwest of Hobbs (New Mexico) (pop: 38,400) -> See nearby earthquakes!
129 km (80 mi) west of West Odessa (Ector County) (pop: 22,700) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
141 km (88 mi) west of Odessa (pop: 119,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
613 km (381 mi) WNW of Austin (pop: 931 800) -> See nearby earthquakes!
Some clouds 17.6 Â° C (64 F), humidity: 23%, wind: 10 m / s (19 kts) from WSW
Main data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated energy released: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tonnes of TNT) Find out more
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the earthquake parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|3.4||5.6 km||32 km SE of Malaga, New Mexico||USGS|
|3.4||5.6 km||West Texas||RaspberryShake|
|3.4||6 km||WEST TEXAS||EMSC|
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