A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Edmond in Oklahoma. The temblor was picked up at 03:37:38 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.4202° West, 35.6843° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rz0. Id of event: us10004rz0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 09:37:38 / February 23, 2016 @ 9:37 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Purcell, Perry, Cushing (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 6 km NE of Edmond, Oklahoma.
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