Southern Texas Earthquake: USGS Reports its Magnitude at 4.6

By on Oct 22, 2011 in Events, Natural Disasters, Science, United States Comments

Texas Earthquake Location
Image Credit: earthquake.usgs.gov

United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 occurred in Southern Texas on October 20, 2011, Thursday at 12:24:40 UTC, or 7:24 am local time. On the other hand, local news reports stated the magnitude was 4.8.

Local news revealed that smaller earthquakes usually occurred every now and then in the area, but the recent one was the “strongest.”  A magnitude of 4.3 earthquake happened in April 9, 1993, but the recent one has apparently, made residents of the region wary.

Additional reports stated that the earthquake was felt all throughout San Antonio, Kingsville and Burnet. No one was reportedly hurt.

Below is an excerpt of the USGS report:

Magnitude 4.6 SOUTHERN TEXAS
Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 12:24:40 UTC

Magnitude

4.6

Date-Time

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 12:24:40 (UTC) – Coordinated Universal Time
Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 07:24:40 AM – Local Time at Epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location

28.81N 98.15W

Depth

5.0 kilometers

Region

SOUTHERN TEXAS

Distances

60 km (37 miles) NW of Beeville, Texas
76 km (47 miles) SSE of San Antonio, Texas
92 km (57 miles) E of Pearsall, Texas
166 km (103 miles) SSW of AUSTIN, Texas


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