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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Hennessey in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.1498S, -97.6698WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Hennessey in Oklahoma. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:58:03 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/17 / 2017-12-19 23:58:03 / December 19, 2017 @ 11:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -97.6698° West, 36.1498° North, depth 2.46 km. Id of earthquake: us1000btet. Event ids that are associated: us1000btet. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.46 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oklahoma City, Watonga, El Reno. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yukon (c. 22 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km ENE of Hennessey, Oklahoma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.6698° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1498° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ENE 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 2017-12-19 23:58:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-20 00:07:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 148 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 0.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000btet Id of event.
Event Code 1000btet An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000btet, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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