A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Alva in Oklahoma on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.049 km (4 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:03:16 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 07:03:16 / March 18, 2017 @ 7:03 am. Exact location of event, depth 6.049 km, -98.5611° West, 36.5892° North. Id of earthquake: us20008syp. Event ids that are associated: us20008syp.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Woodward, Enid (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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