A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Alva in Oklahoma. Exact location of earthquake, -98.7425° West, 36.7549° North, depth 1.81 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 00:30:23 / February 17, 2016 @ 12:30 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050pq. Id of event: us200050pq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1.81 km (1 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:30:23 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Woodward (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km SW of Alva, Oklahoma.
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