A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Alva in Oklahoma on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 15:17:38 / February 22, 2016 @ 3:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -98.7257° West, 36.5069° North. The temblor was picked up at 09:17:38 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rpt. Unique identifier: us10004rpt.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watonga, Enid, Woodward (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 33 km S of Alva, Oklahoma.
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