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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag strikes near Medford in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.5937S, -97.7021WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma. The temblor was reported at 12:02:51 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8.89 km, -97.7021° West, 36.5937° North. Id of earthquake: us20005hiq. Event ids that are associated: us20005hiq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.89 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 17:02:51 / April 12, 2016 @ 5:02 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guthrie (c. 10 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guthrie, Wellington, Arkansas City. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 23 km S of Medford, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5937° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 2016-04-12 17:02:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-12 17:39:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.11 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 189 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 0.243 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 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 us20005hiq Id of event.
Event Code 20005hiq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hiq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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