A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Cherokee in Oklahoma. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 20:24:06 / January 18, 2016 @ 8:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -98.0766° West, 36.7445° North, depth 7.69 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:24:06 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004ffl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ffl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.69 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (26 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blackwell, Enid (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 25 km E of Cherokee, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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