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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 24 km ENE of Taloga, Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.1508S, -98.7294WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Taloga in Oklahoma. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.7294 West, latitude 36.1508 North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 10:30:50 / February 26, 2016 @ 10:30 am. Event id: us10004svl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004svl. The temblor was picked up at 04:30:50 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Clinton, Weatherford, Woodward. The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Weatherford (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Clinton (c. 9 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km ENE of Taloga, 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 -98.7294° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1508° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ENE of Taloga, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-26 10:30:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 10:47:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 129 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 0.238 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 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 us10004svl Id of event.
Event Code 10004svl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004svl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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