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



Earthquake location 36.4255S, -96.8948WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Pawnee in Oklahoma on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -96.8948 West, latitude 36.4255 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 11:37:08 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006kcd. Event ids that are associated: us10006kcd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 16:37:08 / September 4, 2016 @ 4:37 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Cushing (c. 7 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arkansas City, Blackwell, Cushing. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.8948° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4255° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 2016-09-04 16:37:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-04 17:00:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10006kcd Id of event.
Event Code 10006kcd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006kcd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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