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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 28 km ENE of Mooreland, Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.5373S, -98.9106WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Mooreland in Oklahoma on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 21:31:00 / December 23, 2016 @ 9:31 pm. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -98.9106° West, 36.5373° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10007mcx. Event ids that are associated: us10007mcx. The temblor was detected at 15:31:00 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Woodward. Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km ENE of Mooreland, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.9106° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5373° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km ENE of Mooreland, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 21:31:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 21:59:36 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 168 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 0.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10007mcx Id of event.
Event Code 10007mcx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mcx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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