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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Fairview in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.4744S, -98.7382WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vmh. Id of event: us20004vmh. The temblor was reported at 14:39:16 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -98.7382 West, latitude 36.4744 North, depth = 5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 20:39:16 / January 29, 2016 @ 8:39 pm.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watonga, Woodward (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.7382° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4744° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NW 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 2016-01-29 20:39:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-30 18:42:39 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us20004vmh Id of event.
Event Code 20004vmh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vmh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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