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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 35 km SSW of Alva, Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.4914S, -98.7609WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Alva in Oklahoma. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 23:04:38 / February 16, 2016 @ 11:04 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:04:38 / 5:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us200050nu. Unique identifier: us200050nu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.33 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 11.33 km, -98.7609° West, 36.4914° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Woodward (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km SSW of Alva, 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 -98.7609° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4914° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSW of Alva, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-16 23:04:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 23:29:12 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 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 0.021 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us200050nu Id of event.
Event Code 200050nu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050nu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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