A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.01 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004aqc. Event ids that are associated: us10004aqc. Exact location of earthquake, -97.8424° West, 36.7896° North, depth 5.01 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 11:25:04 / January 1, 2016 @ 11:25 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:25:04 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Perry, Ponca City, Wellington (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Perry (c. 5 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 9 km W of Medford, Oklahoma.
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