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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Medford in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.8091S, -97.6171WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 15:37:41 / March 29, 2017 @ 3:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -97.6171 West, latitude 36.8091 North, depth = 2.52 km. Id of earthquake: us20008vls. Event ids that are associated: us20008vls. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.52 km (2 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:37:41 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Stillwater, Derby, Haysville (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km E of Medford, Oklahoma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.6171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8091° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km E of Medford, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-29 15:37:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-29 15:46:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 30 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.46 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 311 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 0.199 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us20008vls Id of event.
Event Code 20008vls An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008vls, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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