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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag has occurred near Watonga in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 35.89928436S, -98.53385162WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Watonga in Oklahoma on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.427768707 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ok2019spwl. Id of event: ok2019spwl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/19 / 2019-09-22 20:01:23 / September 22, 2019 @ 8:01 pm. Exact location, longitude -98.53385162° West, latitude 35.89928436° North, depth = 2.427768707 km. The temblor was detected at 14:01:23 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from El Reno (c. 16 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Weatherford (c. 10 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Clinton (c. 9 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Piedmont (c. 5 700 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piedmont, El Reno, Clinton.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km WNW of Watonga, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.53385162° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.89928436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.427768707 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 2019-09-22 20:01:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-22 20:02:53 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 126 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2011151016 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.667697 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38.46208191 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 ok2019spwl Id of event.
Event Code 2019spwl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ok2019spwl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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