A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Cherokee in Oklahoma. Global time and date of event 17/12/16 / 2016-12-17 19:24:16 / December 17, 2016 @ 7:24 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:24:16 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000820z. Event ids that are associated: us2000820z. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.019 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8.019 km, -98.0639° West, 36.7614° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blackwell, Enid (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 26 km E of Cherokee, Oklahoma.
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