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Minor earthquake 3.27 mag, 5 km NW of Ames, Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.28569794S, -98.22536469WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ames in Oklahoma. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bnvw, ok2020sfya. Unique identifier: ok2020sfya. Exact location of event, depth 2.170128345 km, -98.22536469° West, 36.28569794° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 09:27:34 / September 16, 2020 @ 9:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 2.170128345 km (1 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:27:34 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watonga, Enid (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Watonga (c. 5 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 5 km NW of Ames, Oklahoma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.27 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.22536469° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.28569794° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.170128345 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km NW 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 2020-09-16 09:27:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-16 09:34:10 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 165 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 ,us,ok, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 99 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2818075418 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6649148921 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44.12520313 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 ok2020sfya Id of event.
Event Code 2020sfya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bnvw,ok2020sfya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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