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Minor earthquake, 3.31 mag has occurred near Watonga in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 35.88961792S, -98.52626801WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Watonga in Oklahoma on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 1.944586277 km, -98.52626801° West, 35.88961792° North. Event id: ok2019soic. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ok2019soic. The epicenter was at a depth of 1.944586277 km (1 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 23:38:08 / September 21, 2019 @ 11:38 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:38:08 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yukon (c. 22 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from El Reno (c. 16 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Weatherford (c. 10 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Clinton (c. 9 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yukon, Enid, Piedmont (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km WNW of Watonga, Oklahoma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.31 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.52626801° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.88961792° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.944586277 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW 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 2019-09-21 23:38:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-21 23:39:29 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 automatic 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 169 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ok The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ok, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2020896971 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6813971723 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39.3575592 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 ok2019soic Id of event.
Event Code 2019soic An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ok2019soic, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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