1995 Marathon earthquake

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Striking on April 14, 1995, the 1995 Marathon earthquake was recorded at moment magnitude of 5.7. It rattled buildings near the epicenter.


The earthquake struck western Texas with magnitude 5.7 force. It was the 3rd largest earthquake in the United States in 1995.[1] The epicenter was probably in Alpine.[2]

Damage and casualties[edit]

Not a particularly damaging earthquake, the event caused two direct injuries. Both were slight.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Earthquake Information for 1995". earthquake.usgs.gov. Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Significant Earthquakes of the World: 1995". United States Geological Survey. July 16, 2008. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 

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Coordinates: 30°21′29″N 103°39′36″W / 30.35806°N 103.66000°W / 30.35806; -103.66000