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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Cherokee in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.7638S, -98.0568WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Cherokee in Oklahoma. The temblor was detected at 08:17:45 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -98.0568 West, latitude 36.7638 North, depth = 7.26 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.26 km (5 miles). Event id: us1000epz4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000epz4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/06/18 / 2018-06-09 14:17:45 / June 9, 2018 @ 2:17 pm.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blackwell, Enid (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 26 km E of Cherokee, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.0568° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7638° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km E 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 2018-06-09 14:17:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-07 19:41:27 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 3.1 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 130 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 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us1000epz4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000epz4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000epz4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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