A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Fairview in Oklahoma. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/16 / 2016-08-12 07:59:54 / August 12, 2016 @ 7:59 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:59:54 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006d8j. Unique identifier: us10006d8j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.716 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.77 West, latitude 36.4551 North, depth = 7.716 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watonga, Woodward (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 33 km NW of Fairview, Oklahoma.
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