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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Union City in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 35.4245S, -97.9176WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Union City in Oklahoma. The temblor was detected at 17:55:35 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/17 / 2017-12-12 23:55:35 / December 12, 2017 @ 11:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.467 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -97.9176° West, latitude 35.4245° North, depth = 6.467 km. Unique identifier: us2000c3p1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c3p1.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Weatherford, Harrah, Purcell (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 4 km NNE of Union City, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9176° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4245° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.467 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNE of Union City, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-12 23:55:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-14 03:31:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 123 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 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us2000c3p1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000c3p1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c3p1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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