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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Medford in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.6381S, -97.74WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma. Global time and date of event 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 21:34:40 / February 27, 2016 @ 9:34 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 2.47 km (2 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.74 West, latitude 36.6381 North, depth = 2.47 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:34:40 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004t7h. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004t7h.

The epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Perry (c. 5 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Ponca City, Perry.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km S of Medford, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.74° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6381° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km S of Medford, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-27 21:34:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-27 22:17:59 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 121 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 0.222 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us10004t7h Id of event.
Event Code 10004t7h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004t7h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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