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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 6 km NE of Edmond, Oklahoma

Earthquake location 35.6886S, -97.4147WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Edmond in Oklahoma. Id of earthquake: us10004ab5. Event ids that are associated: us10004ab5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 21:40:47 / December 29, 2015 @ 9:40 pm. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:40:47 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.4147 West, latitude 35.6886 North, depth = 7.08 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.08 km (4 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Purcell, Perry, Cushing (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 6 km NE of Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.4147° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6886° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NE of Edmond, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-29 21:40:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-29 21:48:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 158 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 0.107 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us10004ab5 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ab5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ab5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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