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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Medford in Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.9227S, -97.8929WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.63 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:59:11 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 04:59:11 / September 20, 2016 @ 4:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.8929 West, latitude 36.9227 North, depth = 5.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006qzl. Event ids that are associated: us10006qzl.

Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Perry, Derby, Winfield (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km NW of Medford, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.8929° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9227° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NW of Medford, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-20 04:59:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-20 05:28:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 54 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.3 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 311 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 0.065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us10006qzl Id of event.
Event Code 10006qzl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qzl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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