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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag has occurred near Buffalo in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.93761444S, -99.84240723WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Buffalo in Oklahoma on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: ok2020bmhg. Unique identifier: ok2020bmhg. Exact location of event, longitude -99.84240723 West, latitude 36.93761444 North, depth = 2.575675726 km. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:50:09 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.575675726 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 22:50:09 / January 21, 2020 @ 10:50 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Woodward (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Woodward. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km WNW of Buffalo, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -99.84240723° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.93761444° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.575675726 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WNW of Buffalo, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-21 22:50:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-21 22:53:57 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 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 136 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02168697864 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9236708523 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154.5791702 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 ok2020bmhg Id of event.
Event Code 2020bmhg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ok2020bmhg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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