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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Edmond in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 35.6868S, -97.4286WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Edmond in Oklahoma. Global time and date of event 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 11:39:39 / January 1, 2016 @ 11:39 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004aqg. Unique identifier: us10004aqg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:39:39 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.4286° West, 35.6868° North.

The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watonga, Enid, Seminole.

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 fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 5 km NE of Edmond, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.4286° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6868° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 2016-01-01 11:39:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-01 12:01:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 315 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5 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 441 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 0.105 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004aqg Id of event.
Event Code 10004aqg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004aqg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Easily felt in Oklahoma City. It woke me up in fact.

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