A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Helena in Oklahoma on Friday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:36:51 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004ezt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004ezt. Exact location of event, longitude -98.3598 West, latitude 36.4467 North, depth = 4.21 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.21 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 00:36:51 / January 16, 2016 @ 12:36 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watonga, Enid.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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