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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Edmond in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 35.7036S, -97.4274WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Edmond in Oklahoma. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.4274° West, 35.7036° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 08:51:58 / February 23, 2016 @ 8:51 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004ryf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ryf. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:51:58 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Purcell, Cushing, Tecumseh.

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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NE of Edmond, 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 -97.4274° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7036° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NE of Edmond, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-23 08:51:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 09:09:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 131 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 0.095 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us10004ryf Id of event.
Event Code 10004ryf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ryf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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