A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 20:33:14 / May 17, 2019 @ 8:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -97.6958 West, latitude 36.6676 North, depth = 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usd000a245. Id of event: usd000a245. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:33:14 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Guthrie (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guthrie, Winfield, Stillwater. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 15 km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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