A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:25:38 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100048le. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048le. Global time and date of event 21/12/15 / 2015-12-21 15:25:38 / December 21, 2015 @ 3:25 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.134 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.9897 West, latitude 36.6949 North, depth = 7.134 km.
The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blackwell, Enid.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-five, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 26 km WSW of Medford, Oklahoma.
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