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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 15 km E of Watonga, Oklahoma

Earthquake location 35.824S, -98.2453WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Watonga in Oklahoma. Exact location of event, longitude -98.2453 West, latitude 35.824 North, depth = 6.25 km. Id of earthquake: us2000j13k. Event ids that are associated: us2000j13k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.25 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/19 / 2019-01-07 14:43:50 / January 7, 2019 @ 2:43 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:43:50 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yukon (c. 22 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Bethany (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Clinton (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km E of Watonga, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.2453° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.824° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km E of Watonga, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-07 14:43:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-27 18:05:06 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 129 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 0.205 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us2000j13k Id of event.
Event Code 2000j13k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j13k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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