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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Stillwater in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.0746S, -97.2037WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Stillwater in Oklahoma. Exact location of event, depth 7.519 km, -97.2037° West, 36.0746° North. Global time and date of event 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 02:27:28 / January 20, 2016 @ 2:27 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.519 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004fs8. Event ids that are associated: us10004fs8. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:27:28 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Del City, Oklahoma City, Bethany.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 13 km WSW of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.2037° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0746° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.519 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW of Stillwater, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-20 02:27:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-27 00:14:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 122 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004fs8 Id of event.
Event Code 10004fs8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fs8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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