A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Luther in Oklahoma on Tuesday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:32:47 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.81 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -97.1713° West, latitude 35.7339° North, depth = 6.81 km. Id of earthquake: us10005bqm. Event ids that are associated: us10005bqm. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 18:32:47 / April 26, 2016 @ 6:32 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tuttle, El Reno, Seminole (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-eight 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. 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: 8 km NNE of Luther, Oklahoma.
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