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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Fairview in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.479S, -98.7237WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 01:11:17 / February 14, 2016 @ 1:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -98.7237° West, latitude 36.479° North, depth = 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000501t. Id of event: us2000501t. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:11:17 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Enid, Watonga, Woodward (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 31 km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.7237° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.479° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2016-02-14 01:11:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-14 01:22:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.229 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us2000501t Id of event.
Event Code 2000501t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000501t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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