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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near McCord in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.4818S, -97.1004WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from McCord in Oklahoma on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 16:33:07 / January 28, 2016 @ 4:33 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vb5. Id of event: us20004vb5. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:33:07 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -97.1004° West, 36.4818° North, depth 5 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guthrie (c. 10 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Winfield, Guthrie, Enid.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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: 22 km SSW of McCord, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.1004° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4818° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSW of McCord, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-28 16:33:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-28 16:49:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.28 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 241 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 0.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us20004vb5 Id of event.
Event Code 20004vb5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vb5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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