A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma. The temblor was picked up at 21:40:27 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gke. Unique identifier: us10004gke. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.5 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.65 West, latitude 36.5067 North, depth = 8.5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 03:40:27 / January 23, 2016 @ 3:40 am.
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, Woodward. Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 fourty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 30 km NNW of Fairview, Oklahoma.
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