A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -98.7466° West, 36.4648° North. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:11:44 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 14:11:44 / April 20, 2016 @ 2:11 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k6h. Id of event: us20005k6h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watonga, Woodward (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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