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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Cherokee in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.7253S, -98.0493WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Cherokee in Oklahoma. Exact location, longitude -98.0493° West, latitude 36.7253° North, depth = 5 km. Event id: us10003pl9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pl9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 05:22:51 / October 19, 2015 @ 5:22 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:22:51 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blackwell, Enid.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 27 km E of Cherokee, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.0493° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7253° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km E of Cherokee, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-19 05:22:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-19 05:38:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 129 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 0.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us10003pl9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003pl9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pl9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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