A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Alva in Oklahoma on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 18:01:28 / September 16, 2016 @ 6:01 pm. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:01:28 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006q7p. Id of event: us10006q7p. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.561 West, latitude 36.7824 North, depth = 5 km.
Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Enid. Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 ESE of Alva, Oklahoma.
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