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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Pawnee in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.3912S, -96.7301WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pawnee in Oklahoma on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -96.7301° West, latitude 36.3912° North, depth = 5 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 11:50:21 / December 18, 2016 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:50:21 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008296. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008296. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tulsa (c. 391 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Sapulpa (c. 20 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sand Springs (c. 18 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulsa, Sapulpa, Blackwell.

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

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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: 8 km NE of Pawnee, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.7301° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3912° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NE of Pawnee, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-18 11:50:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-18 12:01:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 129 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 0.143 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us20008296 Id of event.
Event Code 20008296 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008296, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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