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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Fairview in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.5067S, -98.65WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.65° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5067° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NNW of Fairview, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-23 03:40:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 03:49:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 129 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 0.711 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us10004gke Id of event.
Event Code 10004gke An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gke, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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