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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 13 km ENE of Watonga, Oklahoma



Earthquake location 35.8931S, -98.2817WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Watonga in Oklahoma on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us1000873y. Event ids that are associated: us1000873y. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 11:33:33 / March 5, 2017 @ 11:33 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.2817 West, latitude 35.8931 North, depth = 5 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:33:33 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yukon (c. 22 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bethany (c. 19 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mustang (c. 17 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from El Reno (c. 16 700 pop). Nearby 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 Guthrie, Mustang, The Village.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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.

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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: 13 km ENE of Watonga, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.2817° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ENE of Watonga, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-05 11:33:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-05 11:45:25 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 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 0.13 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us1000873y Id of event.
Event Code 1000873y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000873y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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