A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Helena in Oklahoma. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:40:37 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000497i. Event ids that are associated: us1000497i. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/15 / 2015-12-24 04:40:37 / December 24, 2015 @ 4:40 am. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -98.4532° West, 36.4669° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watonga, Enid. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km WSW of Helena, Oklahoma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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