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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag was detected near Medford in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.8346S, -97.9796WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -97.9796 West, latitude 36.8346 North, depth = 4.81 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f4a. Id of event: us10004f4a. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 00:59:31 / January 17, 2016 @ 12:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.81 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:59:31 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ponca City, Wellington, Blackwell.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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 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: 22 km W of Medford, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9796° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km W of Medford, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-17 00:59:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 01:15:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 178 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 0.055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us10004f4a Id of event.
Event Code 10004f4a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f4a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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