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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Fairview in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.4809S, -98.6977WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 19:59:44 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:59 pm. Event id: us10004c72. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004c72. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:59:44 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.6977 West, latitude 36.4809 North, depth = 5 km.

Close 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, Woodward. Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.6977° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4809° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-07 19:59:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-07 20:39:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.62 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 250 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 0.227 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us10004c72 Id of event.
Event Code 10004c72 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004c72, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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