A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Helena in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.2145 West, latitude 36.4981 North, depth = 5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 08:14:35 / April 5, 2017 @ 8:14 am. The temblor was detected at 02:14:35 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: us10008eiq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008eiq.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watonga, Enid (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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