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



Earthquake location 35.7164S, -97.1542WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Luther in Oklahoma on Thursday. Unique identifier: us20005dty. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005dty. Global time and date of event 31/03/16 / 2016-03-31 21:24:00 / March 31, 2016 @ 9:24 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.272 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 5.272 km, -97.1542° West, 35.7164° North. The temblor was picked up at 16:24:00 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tuttle, El Reno, Seminole (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 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 three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NNE of Luther, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.1542° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7164° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.272 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NNE of Luther, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-31 21:24:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-04 05:35:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005dty Id of event.
Event Code 20005dty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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