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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Hennessey in Oklahoma

Earthquake location 36.0285S, -97.9106WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Hennessey in Oklahoma on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cfxn. Id of event: us1000cfxn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:20:51 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.85 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -97.9106° West, 36.0285° North, depth 4.85 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/18 / 2018-02-05 08:20:51 / February 5, 2018 @ 8:20 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Oklahoma City (c. 580 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Edmond (c. 81 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Moore (c. 55 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Midwest City (c. 54 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Stillwater (c. 45 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yukon (c. 22 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newcastle, Weatherford, Harrah (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km S of Hennessey, Oklahoma.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9106° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0285° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km S of Hennessey, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-05 08:20:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-05 08:46:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.61 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 313 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 0.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000cfxn Id of event.
Event Code 1000cfxn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000cfxn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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