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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Medford in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.926S, -97.8003WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 18:08:30 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/15 / 2015-12-08 00:08:30 / December 8, 2015 @ 12:08 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.67 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100044ya. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044ya. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.8003 West, latitude 36.926 North, depth = 3.67 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Perry, Derby, Haysville (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km NNW of Medford, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.8003° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.926° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NNW of Medford, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-08 00:08:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-08 00:26:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 248 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 0.088 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us100044ya Id of event.
Event Code 100044ya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100044ya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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