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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Stillwater in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.1697S, -97.0562WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Stillwater in Oklahoma. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 21:38:43 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:38:43 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: us10006n6h. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006n6h. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.0562° West, 36.1697° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Choctaw (c. 11 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Guthrie (c. 10 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Choctaw, Harrah, Blackwell (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 6 km N of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.0562° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1697° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km N of Stillwater, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-08 21:38:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-08 21:53:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 130 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 0.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us10006n6h Id of event.
Event Code 10006n6h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006n6h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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