A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Helena in Oklahoma on Friday. The temblor was reported at 14:45:23 / 2:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.5394 West, latitude 36.4917 North, depth = 16 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vmk. Id of event: us20004vmk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 20:45:23 / January 29, 2016 @ 8:45 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Woodward, Watonga, Enid (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 24 km WSW of Helena, Oklahoma.
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