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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Luther in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 35.7376S, -97.1772WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Luther in Oklahoma. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 02:02:06 / February 21, 2016 @ 2:02 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rgf. Unique identifier: us10004rgf. Exact location, longitude -97.1772° West, latitude 35.7376° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 20:02:06 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tuttle, El Reno, Seminole. Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km N of Luther, Oklahoma. This data 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 -97.1772° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7376° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km 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 2016-02-21 02:02:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-21 02:12:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.083 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us10004rgf Id of event.
Event Code 10004rgf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rgf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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