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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Taloga in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.2034S, -98.9221WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Taloga in Oklahoma. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.9221 West, latitude 36.2034 North, depth = 6.536 km. The temblor was reported at 22:30:14 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.536 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/16 / 2016-10-10 03:30:14 / October 10, 2016 @ 3:30 am. Event id: us20007d0x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007d0x.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Clinton, Watonga, Woodward. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Clinton (c. 9 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 18 km NNE of Taloga, Oklahoma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.9221° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2034° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.536 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NNE of Taloga, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-10 03:30:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-12 03:54:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us20007d0x Id of event.
Event Code 20007d0x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007d0x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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