A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Cherokee in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -98.4886° West, latitude 36.626° North, depth = 4.97 km. Global time and date of event 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 17:52:04 / December 21, 2016 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:52:04 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.97 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007lrw. Id of event: us10007lrw.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Enid (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km SW of Cherokee, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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