A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Edmond in Oklahoma. The temblor was detected at 01:40:11 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004w4d. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004w4d. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 07:40:11 / January 31, 2016 @ 7:40 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.559 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -97.389° West, latitude 35.6619° North, depth = 5.559 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Purcell, Perry, Cushing (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 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: 8 km E of Edmond, Oklahoma.
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