A 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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