A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Blackwell in Oklahoma on Friday. Id of earthquake: us2000bq78. Event ids that are associated: us2000bq78. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:48:15 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 06:48:15 / November 17, 2017 @ 6:48 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -97.4489° West, latitude 36.8688° North, depth = 5 km.
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Derby, Mulvane, Perry (min 5000 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 16 km WNW of Blackwell, Oklahoma.
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