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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Medford in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.9109S, -97.9259WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mh8. Id of event: us10006mh8. The temblor was detected at 12:49:45 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.16 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -97.9259 West, latitude 36.9109 North, depth = 12.16 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 17:49:45 / September 6, 2016 @ 5:49 pm.

The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mulvane (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mulvane, Arkansas City, Ponca City (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km NW of Medford, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9259° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9109° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NW 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 2016-09-06 17:49:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-06 20:36:27 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 4.31 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 211 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 0.054 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 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 us10006mh8 Id of event.
Event Code 10006mh8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mh8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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