A 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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