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Minor earthquake: M2.96 quake has struck near Ames in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.30457306S, -98.15725708WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ames in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -98.15725708° West, 36.30457306° North, depth 2.497068644 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.497068644 km (2 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 10:13:11 / August 5, 2020 @ 10:13 am. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:13:11 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ok2020phgk. Unique identifier: ok2020phgk.

The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Perry (c. 5 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Perry, Watonga, Enid (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 6 km NNE of Ames, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.15725708° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.30457306° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.497068644 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km NNE of Ames, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-05 10:13:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-05 10:14:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 135 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 63 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2441076189 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5688020809 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61.39477348 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 ok2020phgk Id of event.
Event Code 2020phgk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ok2020phgk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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