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Minor earthquake, 3.18 mag strikes near Blanchard in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 35.08796692S, -97.78826904WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Blanchard in Oklahoma on Thursday. Event id: ok2020fnel. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ok2020fnel. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:42:03 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.78826904 West, latitude 35.08796692 North, depth = 2.37933135 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.37933135 km (1 miles). Global time and date of event 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 08:42:03 / March 19, 2020 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Norman (c. 110 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Lawton (c. 96 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tecumseh, Lawton, Harrah (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km WSW of Blanchard, Oklahoma. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.78826904° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.08796692° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.37933135 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW of Blanchard, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-19 08:42:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-19 08:45:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 156 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 71 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09990148991 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7905891582 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35.62826538 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 ok2020fnel Id of event.
Event Code 2020fnel An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ok2020fnel, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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