A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Langston in Oklahoma. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.3138 West, latitude 35.8832 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:22:24 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bu65. Id of event: us1000bu65. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/17 / 2017-12-21 04:22:24 / December 21, 2017 @ 4:22 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Noble, Tuttle, Tecumseh (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SW of Langston, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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