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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Cherokee in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.7639S, -98.3179WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Cherokee in Oklahoma. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.3179 West, latitude 36.7639 North, depth = 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqm5. Id of event: us2000cqm5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/18 / 2018-01-28 10:18:54 / January 28, 2018 @ 10:18 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:18:54 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Enid (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 3 km ENE of Cherokee, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.3179° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7639° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ENE of Cherokee, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-28 10:18:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-28 10:54:28 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 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 0.095 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us2000cqm5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cqm5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cqm5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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