Earthquake info: Light Mag. 3.0 Earthquake – 20 km northwest of Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA on Friday August 26, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. (GMT -5)

Light earthquake of magnitude 3.0 at 9 km depth

Aug 26 14:41 UTC: First to report: USGS after 11 minutes.
August 26 2:51 PM: Depth of hypocenter recalculated from 3.3 to 9.1 km (from 2.1 to 5.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected 1.9 km (1.2 mi) to SSW.

Updated Fri 26 August 2022, 14:48

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA

3.0 earthquake August 26 09:30 (GMT -5)

3.0 earthquake August 26 09:30 (GMT -5)

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake near Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA, was reported just 17 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the leading international agency and National which monitors seismic activity in the United States. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 2.1 miles below the epicenter on the morning of Friday, August 26, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. local time. 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 as other agencies release their report.
A second report was later released by the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network, which also listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake. A third agency, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), reported the same 3.0 magnitude quake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as a very weak tremor include Ackerly (pop. 230) located 11 miles from the epicenter, and Big Spring (pop. 28,900) at 13 miles. In Stanton (pop. 2,900, 22 miles), Lamesa (pop. 9,400, 31 miles), Midland (pop. 133,000, 40 miles) and Snyder (pop. 11,800, 45 miles), the earthquake was probably not felt.

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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag. Depth Location Source
3.0 9.1km 18 km southeast of Ackerly, Texas USGS
3.0 3km WEST TEXAS CSEM
3.0 9.1km West Texas RaspberryShake

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