USGS confirms 4.0 magnitude earthquake northeast of Amarillo

USGS confirms 4.0 magnitude earthquake northeast of Amarillo
The U.S. government reported the quake about 15 km northeast of the city.

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The sunrise wasn’t all that greeted Amarillo residents on Saturday morning.

The area experienced a rare event - an earthquake.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.0 magnitude quake was picked up near Amarillo around 8:00 a.m.

The quake was detected around nine miles northeast of the city, but many residents reported feeling the effects.

Preliminary Event: M 4.0 - 15km NNE of Amarillo, Texas: PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - V DYFI? - VTime2018-10-20 13:04:30 UTC2018-10-20 07:04:30 -06:00 at epicenterLocation35.361°N 101.793°WDepth5.34 km (3.32 mi)

Posted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Saturday, October 20, 2018
USGS confirms 4.0 magnitude earthquake northeast of Amarillo

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