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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 29 km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.4659S, -98.6948WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 17:17:39 / February 13, 2016 @ 5:17 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004zyf. Unique identifier: us20004zyf. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:17:39 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -98.6948° West, latitude 36.4659° North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watonga, Enid, Woodward (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.6948° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4659° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2016-02-13 17:17:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 17:38:38 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 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.52 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 240 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 0.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us20004zyf Id of event.
Event Code 20004zyf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zyf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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