A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tonkawa in Oklahoma. Global time and date of event 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 21:38:43 / September 23, 2015 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20003nqj. Event ids that are associated: us20003nqj. Exact location of event, longitude -97.3939 West, latitude 36.5746 North, depth = 6.759 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:38:43 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.759 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Arkansas City, Stillwater. Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 13 km SSW of Tonkawa, Oklahoma.
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