A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Helena in Oklahoma on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 06:16:19 / January 24, 2016 @ 6:16 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -98.3631 West, latitude 36.4369 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 00:16:19 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004gpu. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gpu.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watonga, Enid (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km SW of Helena, Oklahoma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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