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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Luther in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 35.7723S, -97.1943WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Luther in Oklahoma. The temblor was detected at 02:16:49 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200050tm. Event ids that are associated: us200050tm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.92 km (5 miles). Exact location, longitude -97.1943° West, latitude 35.7723° North, depth = 7.92 km. Global time and date of event 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 08:16:49 / February 17, 2016 @ 8:16 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tuttle, Seminole, El Reno. The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km N of Luther, Oklahoma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.1943° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7723° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km N of Luther, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-17 08:16:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 08:31:37 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 3.1 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 148 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 0.213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us200050tm Id of event.
Event Code 200050tm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050tm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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