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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near McLoud in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 35.4473S, -96.9918WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from McLoud in Oklahoma on Saturday. Event id: us10003mp5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mp5. Exact location of earthquake, -96.9918° West, 35.4473° North, depth 5 km. The temblor was detected at 07:53:04 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/15 / 2015-10-10 12:53:04 / October 10, 2015 @ 12:53 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tuttle, Stillwater, Piedmont (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km E of McLoud, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.9918° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4473° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of McLoud, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-10 12:53:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-10 13:23:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 130 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.127 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003mp5 Id of event.
Event Code 10003mp5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mp5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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