A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.6353 West, latitude 36.4945 North, depth = 6.63 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:17:10 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 05:17:10 / January 22, 2016 @ 5:17 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.63 km (4 miles). Event id: us10004g9s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g9s.
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 Watonga, Enid, Woodward. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km NNW of Fairview, Oklahoma.
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