A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:40:07 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006r60. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006r60. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 18:40:07 / September 20, 2016 @ 6:40 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 5.562 km, -97.9058° West, 36.9344° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.562 km (3 miles).
Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arkansas City, Ponca City, Enid (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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