Earthquake Info: Moderate Mag. 4.0 Earthquake – 20 km northwest of Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 3:14 a.m. (GMT -5)

Moderate mag.  Magnitude 4.0 earthquake - 20 km northwest of Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA on Monday June 6, 2022 at 03:14 (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.0 at 8 km depth

June 6 08:30 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 16 minutes.
June 6 08:32: Now uses USGS data updates
June 6 08:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.2 to 7.7 km (from 0.7 to 4.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected 0.9 km (0.5 mi) to WSW.

Updated Mon 6 Jun 2022, 08:36

A weak magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes 12 miles northwest of Big Spring, Texas, USA in the early morning

3.8 earthquake June 6 03:14 (GMT -5)

3.8 earthquake June 6 03:14 (GMT -5)

A very shallow 3.8 magnitude earthquake was reported early in the morning near Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake struck on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 3:14 a.m. local time at a very shallow depth of 0.7 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper 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 as other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) which also listed the quake at magnitude 3.8.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many people as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Ackerly (pop. 230) located 12 miles from the epicenter, and at Big Spring (pop. 28,900) 12 miles away.
Other towns near the epicenter where the quake could have been felt as a very weak tremor include Stanton (pop. 2,900) located 23 miles from the epicenter, Lamesa (pop. 9,400) 32 miles away, Midland (pop. 133,000) 41 miles away, and Snyder (pop. 11,800) 44 miles away. At Andrews (pop. 13,800, 57 miles), the earthquake was probably not felt.

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Mag. Depth Location Source
4.0 7.7 kilometers 18 km southeast of Ackerly, Texas USGS
3.8 1km WEST TEXAS CSEM
4.0 7.7 kilometers West Texas RaspberryShake

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