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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 14 km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.4286S, -96.9233WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Pawnee in Oklahoma on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -96.9233 West, latitude 36.4286 North, depth = 6.59 km. The temblor was reported at 07:02:44 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.59 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jxs. Unique identifier: us10006jxs. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 12:02:44 / September 3, 2016 @ 12:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was The Village, Broken Arrow, Catoosa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Tulsa (c. 391 900 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Broken Arrow (c. 98 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Bartlesville (c. 35 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Owasso (c. 28 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Questions or comments?

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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.9233° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-03 12:02:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 12:24:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 446 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.92 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 768 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 0.302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 13 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006jxs Id of event.
Event Code 10006jxs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jxs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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