Mag. 3.0 earthquake - 4.7 mi west of Medford, Oklahoma, on Monday, 16 Nov 1.12 pm (GMT -6) -

Mag. 3.0 earthquake  - 4.7 mi west of Medford, Oklahoma, on Monday, 16 Nov 1.12 pm (GMT -6)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 0 km depth

16 Nov 19:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
16 Nov 19:19: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.5 to 0.3 km (from 0.3 to 0.2 mi).
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 19:18
Small magnitude 3.0 earthquake 27 miles north of Enid, Oklahoma
3.0 quake 6 Km NNW of Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA, 16 Nov 1.12 pm (GMT -6)
3.0 quake 6 Km NNW of Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA, 16 Nov 1.12 pm (GMT -6)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.0 quake in the Oklahoma near the village of Medford only 6 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Monday 16 November 2020 at 1.12 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 0.3 mile. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Medford (pop. 1000) located 5 miles from the epicenter, Pond Creek (pop. 900) 8 miles away, and Wakita (pop. 300) 9 miles away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nash (pop. 200) located 15 miles from the epicenter, Lamont (pop. 400) 15 miles away, Enid (pop. 51,800) 27 miles away, Tonkawa (pop. 3,100) 29 miles away, and Blackwell (pop. 6,900) 29 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 16 Nov 2020 07:12:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 16 Nov 1.12 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 3.0
Depth: 0.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.78212°N / 97.81245°W (Oklahoma, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NNW of Jefferson (pop: 12)
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Medford (pop: 987)
25 km (15 mi) WNW of Lamont (pop: 411)
43 km (27 mi) N of Enid (pop: 51,800)
47 km (29 mi) W of Blackwell (pop: 6,880)
65 km (41 mi) W of Ponca City (Kay County) (pop: 24,800)
149 km (92 mi) N of Oklahoma City (pop: 631,300)
177 km (110 mi) WNW of Tulsa (pop: 403,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 3.00.3 km7 Km NNW of Jefferson, Oklahoma, USAUSGS

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