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Minor earthquake: M3.1 quake has struck near Medford in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.8885S, -97.6496WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us2000d7dc. Event ids that are associated: us2000d7dc. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 11:55:45 / February 24, 2018 @ 11:55 am. Exact location, longitude -97.6496° West, latitude 36.8885° North, depth = 3.39 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.39 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:55:45 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Derby, Haysville, Mulvane (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km NE of Medford, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.6496° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8885° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NE of Medford, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-24 11:55:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-24 12:02:54 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 2.2 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 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 0.172 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us2000d7dc Id of event.
Event Code 2000d7dc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d7dc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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