Updated: Wed, Dec 29, 2021 22:25 GMT –
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Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 6 km depth
29 Dec 20:35 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
Update Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 20:42
Small magnitude 3.4 quake hits 37 miles southeast of Carlsbad, Texas, United States early afternoon
3.4 quake 29 Dec 2:28 pm (GMT -6)
A very shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021, at 2:28 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 3.5 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Malaga (pop. 150) located 20 miles from the epicenter, and Loving (pop. 1,400) 25 miles away. In Carlsbad (pop. 29,000, 37 miles away), Jal (pop. 2,200, 40 miles away), Pecos (pop. 9,500, 45 miles away), and Kermit (pop. 6,400, 46 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: Dec 29, 2021 20:28:43 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 2:28 pm (GMT -6)
Depth: 5.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.9911°N / 103.8564°W↗ (Reeves, Texas, United States)
Antipode: 31.991°S / 76.144°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) SE of Malaga (New Mexico) (pop: 147) –> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SE of Carlsbad (New Mexico) (pop: 29,000) –> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Jal (New Mexico) (pop: 2,200) –> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNW of Pecos (pop: 9,520) –> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) W of Kermit (Winkler County) (pop: 6,430) –> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of Eunice (New Mexico) (pop: 3,140) –> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SW of Hobbs (New Mexico) (pop: 38,400) –> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) W of West Odessa (Ector County) (pop: 22,700) –> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) W of Odessa (pop: 119,000) –> See nearby quakes!
613 km (381 mi) WNW of Austin (pop: 931,800) –> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 17.6°C (64 F), humidity: 23%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from WSW
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|3.4||5.6 km||32 Km SE of Malaga, New Mexico||USGS|
|3.4||5.6 km||Western Texas||RaspberryShake|
|3.4||6 km||WESTERN TEXAS||EMSC|
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