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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 10 km SSW of Hennessey, Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.0153S, -97.9258WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Hennessey in Oklahoma on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.352 km (4 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:18:05 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000bvvp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bvvp. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/11/17 / 2017-11-29 15:18:05 / November 29, 2017 @ 3:18 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.9258 West, latitude 36.0153 North, depth = 6.352 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yukon (c. 22 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bethany (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mustang, Oklahoma City, Perry.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 10 km SSW of Hennessey, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9258° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0153° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.352 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSW of Hennessey, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-29 15:18:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-29 22:17:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 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 121 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bvvp Id of event.
Event Code 2000bvvp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bvvp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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