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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 32 mi north of Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA, on Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:10 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 32 mi north of Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA, on Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:10 am (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 32 mi north of Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA, on Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:10 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 8 km depth

31 Jan 17:12 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
31 Jan 17:16: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
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31 Jan 17:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5.
Update Mon, 31 Jan 2022, 17:33
Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 32 miles north of Enid, Oklahoma, United States in the morning
4.5 quake 31 Jan 11:10 am (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 31 Jan 11:10 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred in the morning on Monday, January 31st, 2022, at 11:10 am local time near Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 4.9 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 4.5 earthquake as well. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Medford (pop. 990) located 4 miles from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Caldwell (pop. 1000) located 16 miles from the epicenter, Anthony (pop. 2,200) 25 miles away, Blackwell (pop. 6,900) 28 miles away, Tonkawa (pop. 3,100) 29 miles away, Enid (pop. 51,800) 32 miles away, Cherokee (pop. 1,600) 32 miles away, and Wellington (pop. 8,000) 37 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ponca City (pop. 24,800) located 40 miles from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 31, 2022 17:10:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:10 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth7.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.851°N / 97.7935°W (Grant, Oklahoma, United States)
Antipode36.851°S / 82.207°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt633 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) NW of Medford (pop: 987) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SW of Caldwell (Kansas) (pop: 1,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) SSE of Anthony (Kansas) (pop: 2,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) W of Blackwell (pop: 6,880) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) WNW of Tonkawa (pop: 3,130) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) N of Enid (pop: 51,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) ENE of Cherokee (pop: 1,560) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) SW of Wellington (Sumner County, Kansas) (pop: 7,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) WNW of Ponca City (Kay County) (pop: 24,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) N of Oklahoma City (pop: 631,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 11.7°C (53 F), humidity: 28%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.57.9 km7 Km NW of Medford, OklahomaUSGS
4.910 kmOklahomaGFZ
4.510 kmOKLAHOMAEMSC
4.57.9 kmOklahomaRaspberryShake

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Claremore, Ok (206.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Vibration, like several semis going down interstate but very close and for an extended period of time. | 10 users found this interesting.  
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105 (185.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Windows rattling, motion in house. | 9 users found this interesting.  
Wichita, KS (108.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting down at the kitchen table when the whole house started shaking for about 9 seconds. At 11:11 exactly. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Nowata ok (201.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : A lotta shaking and also the house was popping and closed doors being opened and a lotta swing back-and-forth but my house is about 50+ years old so yeah | One user found this interesting.  
Tulsa Oklahoma (187.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : Laying in bed felt like vibrating and someone was shaking bed and tv was a bit wobbly lasted about 10 sec | One user found this interesting.  
Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma (199.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : In office at work. Wall hangings jumped away from walls about 1" Loud crack noise and after rumble Fast duration event Very small aftershock 1 minute following | One user found this interesting.  
Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma (197.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : Object inside the home visibly shook, closed doors rattled, animals alerted, used the wall as support and felt the whole house moving | One user found this interesting.  
TULSA (191 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Sitting at my desk. Working on computer. House started vibrating and I felt movement. Husband outside did not feel it. | One user found this interesting.  
Broken Arrow, ok 74014 (201.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Seated, lasted 2-3 seconds | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tulsa, Oklahoma (187.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s : at 11:12 am CST I felt shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
6811 SE 59th St, Oklahoma City, OK / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was sitting on an office chair at my desk on the second floor, southwest section of the building,and talking to two other people. I heard a small "boom" and the building started shaking, or swaying in a rolling fashion. Everyone commented "that felt lik | One user found this interesting.  
Tulsa/Bixby area on So Memorial (182.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s : Sitting in my car at a stoplight. Very noticeable vibration and rolling sensation. Lasted approx 15 to seconds and stopped. At first I thought it was my car engine but realized it was a quake. My cousin in the passenger seat also felt it and Googled to se  
Lahoma, OK (98.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Sitting in chair & house creaked, then front window rattled. Some glassware on tables rattled as well.  
Tulsa Oklahoma (187.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : Laying in bed felt like vibrating and someone was shaking bed and tv was a bit wobbly lasted about 10 sec  
129th and 51st tulsa ok (194.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : heard the steel frame of our building hum and then felt several vertical wobbles. glass of water continued rippling for several seconds after the vibration subsided below perceptible levels.  
Winfield, Kansas (77.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was leaned up against my bathroom vanity when I felt the vanity moving quickly back and forth. I realized that my whole house was shaking and creaking. I had some papers laying on my kitchen cabinets and they had slipped of onto the floor.  
Harper, KS (53.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Many of us thought this one had kind of a sway to it- we felt a little dizzy afterwards! It was a slow shake.  
Perry, Noble, Oklahoma (76.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was eating lunch on second floor. Quick loud crack noise, then a few seconds of rattling/ vibrating.  
Tulsa Oklahoma (187.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : Laying in bed felt like vibrating and someone was shaking bed and tv was a bit wobbly lasted about 10 sec  
Andover, Butler, Kansas (106.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Second floor of house, lateral shaking - decreased in intensity but continued for several seconds. Lampshade swaying slightly. Wife on first floor heard it but didn't notice movement.  
Tulsa (195.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Heard a loud boom on first floor of house followed by shaking and rattling lasting longer than usual.  
Tulsa Ok (195.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : I first heard a rattling sound and felt the shaking and noticed chandeliers art work and tv vibrating/shaking  
Pawnee, ok 74580 (147.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was in the kitchen when all the cabinets started to rattle in the dishes were rattling also my husband was in his truck outside and his truck was rocking  
Oklahoma City (148.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : You could tell it was coming. I looked north at "something" (which turns out to be exactly correct) a few seconds before the house creaked in a north to south manner and the small wave feeling began. It was short and not intense. My cats only made annoyed  
Muskogee, Oklahoma (250.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s : I’m from California so I’m used to earthquakes. At first I assumed my cats were just playing and a train was nearby, but I felt the swaying and my body knew this instinctively.  
Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma (192.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : I felt like a vertigo moment things shook n swayed for seconds but you felt like you would drop we on the second floor so it was crazy  
Nowata ok (201.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : A lotta shaking and also the house was popping and closed doors being opened and a lotta swing back-and-forth but my house is about 50+ years old so yeah  
Lahoma, OK (98.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Sitting in chair & house creaked, then front window rattled. Some glassware on tables rattled as well.  
West 6 miles and South 2 miles of Hominy Oklahoma (133.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s : I heard a loud bang and felt the movement. I don't see any damage, but the sound was loud. Live about 6 miles west of Hominy, Okla and 2 south.  
Tulsa (183.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : At first, I thought one of our cats knocked over a bookcase, then I saw one of our stiffer plants shaking and a cat on high alert  
Drumright, OK (140.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : I was standing in my living room and all of a sudden I felt a strong jolt and heard my armoire cabinet make a loud cracking sound,as well as the stuff on top of my fridge Rattled violently. Both the cabinet and the fridge began to shake back and forth, an  
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