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Minor earthquake: M2.95 quake has struck near Helena in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.35916667S, -98.15033333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Helena in Oklahoma on Thursday. Global time and date of event 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 14:31:16 / December 5, 2019 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: ok2019xuqu. Event ids that are associated: ok2019xuqu. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:31:16 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6.26 km, -98.15033333° West, 36.35916667° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.26 km (4 miles).

Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Perry (c. 5 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Perry, Watonga, Enid (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km SSE of Helena, Oklahoma. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.15033333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.35916667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSE of Helena, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-05 14:31:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-05 15:01:57 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 134 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0413918775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 ok2019xuqu Id of event.
Event Code 2019xuqu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ok2019xuqu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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