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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Fairview in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.4791S, -98.7238WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 12:55:03 / January 14, 2016 @ 12:55 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:55:03 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004egz. Unique identifier: us10004egz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -98.7238° West, 36.4791° North, depth 5 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Enid, Watonga, Woodward (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Questions or comments?

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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.7238° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4791° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2016-01-14 12:55:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 13:18:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 121 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 0.228 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us10004egz Id of event.
Event Code 10004egz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004egz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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