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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Langston in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 35.8527S, -97.2417WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Langston in Oklahoma. Id of earthquake: us10006qs6. Event ids that are associated: us10006qs6. The temblor was detected at 23:16:31 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/16 / 2016-09-19 04:16:31 / September 19, 2016 @ 4:16 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.27 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, depth 3.27 km, -97.2417° West, 35.8527° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Newcastle, El Reno, Norman (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 10 km S of Langston, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.2417° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8527° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km S of Langston, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-19 04:16:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-19 04:35:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3 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 0.116 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us10006qs6 Id of event.
Event Code 10006qs6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qs6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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