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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Mooreland in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.5551S, -98.9016WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Mooreland in Oklahoma. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.39 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004tjj. Unique identifier: us10004tjj. Exact location of event, longitude -98.9016 West, latitude 36.5551 North, depth = 9.39 km. Global time and date of event 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 09:53:56 / February 29, 2016 @ 9:53 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:53:56 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Woodward (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 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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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: 30 km ENE of Mooreland, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.9016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5551° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ENE of Mooreland, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-29 09:53:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-29 10:10:46 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 0.135 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us10004tjj Id of event.
Event Code 10004tjj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tjj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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