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

Earthquake location 35.4392S, -97.8302WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Yukon in Oklahoma on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 22:22:14 / August 19, 2016 @ 10:22 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006fau. Id of event: us10006fau. Exact location of earthquake, -97.8302° West, 35.4392° North, depth 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:22:14 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).

Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watonga, Purcell, Guthrie (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 9 km SW of Yukon, Oklahoma. This data 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 -97.8302° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4392° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SW of Yukon, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-19 22:22:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-19 22:48:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.164 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10006fau Id of event.
Event Code 10006fau An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006fau, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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