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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Medford in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.8625S, -97.9944WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 07:24:45 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -97.9944° West, 36.8625° North, depth 5.149 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f27. Id of event: us10004f27. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 13:24:45 / January 16, 2016 @ 1:24 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.149 km (3 miles).

The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Blackwell, Enid (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km WNW of Medford, Oklahoma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9944° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8625° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.149 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km WNW of Medford, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-16 13:24:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-14 17:04:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 121 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 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10004f27 Id of event.
Event Code 10004f27 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f27, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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