A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -97.8287° West, latitude 36.7699° North, depth = 5.69 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.69 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:45:18 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/16 / 2016-09-13 17:45:18 / September 13, 2016 @ 5:45 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006pav. Id of event: us10006pav.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Perry, Wellington, Ponca City. Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Perry (c. 5 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 9 km WSW of Medford, Oklahoma.
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