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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Luther in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 35.6708S, -97.0896WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Luther in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 13:47:22 / August 17, 2016 @ 1:47 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -97.0896 West, latitude 35.6708 North, depth = 5.565 km. Unique identifier: us10006eey. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006eey. The temblor was reported at 08:47:22 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.565 km (3 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Purcell, Perry, Newcastle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop). 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-seven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km E of Luther, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.0896° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6708° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.565 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of Luther, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-17 13:47:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-09 12:06:01 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 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006eey Id of event.
Event Code 10006eey An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006eey, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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