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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Medford in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.8404S, -97.7536WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.7536 West, latitude 36.8404 North, depth = 6.676 km. The temblor was detected at 10:19:56 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.676 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/18 / 2018-05-12 16:19:56 / May 12, 2018 @ 4:19 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000e3nl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e3nl.

Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Perry, Arkansas City, Ponca City. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km NNW of Medford, Oklahoma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7536° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8404° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.676 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNW 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 2018-05-12 16:19:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-11 13:52:40 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us1000e3nl Id of event.
Event Code 1000e3nl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e3nl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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