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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Cherokee in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.8596S, -98.1493WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Cherokee in Oklahoma. The temblor was picked up at 10:45:59 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 7.518 km, -98.1493° West, 36.8596° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005a63. Unique identifier: us20005a63. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.518 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 15:45:59 / March 16, 2016 @ 3:45 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Enid.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km ENE of Cherokee, Oklahoma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.1493° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8596° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.518 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ENE of Cherokee, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-16 15:45:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-18 01:53:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us20005a63 Id of event.
Event Code 20005a63 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005a63, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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