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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Alva in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.7824S, -98.561WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.561° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7824° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ESE of Alva, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-16 18:01:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-18 22:48:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 139 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 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10006q7p Id of event.
Event Code 10006q7p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006q7p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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