A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Watonga in Oklahoma. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 05:26:47 / August 26, 2017 @ 5:26 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000abzg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abzg. The temblor was detected at 23:26:47 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -98.5753 West, latitude 35.7853 North, depth = 5 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from El Reno (c. 16 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Weatherford (c. 10 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Clinton (c. 9 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Piedmont (c. 5 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piedmont, El Reno, Clinton (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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