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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Medford in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.856S, -97.6244WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 03:00:39 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:00:39 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.6244 West, latitude 36.856 North, depth = 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kqf. Unique identifier: us20005kqf.

The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mulvane, Winfield, Perry.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km ENE of Medford, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.6244° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.856° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ENE 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 2016-04-22 03:00:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 03:09:19 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 0.188 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us20005kqf Id of event.
Event Code 20005kqf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kqf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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