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Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 18 mi northeast of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA, on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 12:35 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 18 mi northeast of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA, on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 12:35 am (GMT -5) Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 18 mi northeast of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA, on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 12:35 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

8 May 05:38 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
8 May 05:43: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 3.2.
Update Sun, 8 May 2022, 05:51
Small magnitude 3.2 earthquake 18 miles northeast of McAlester, Oklahoma, United States
3.2 quake 8 May 12:35 am (GMT -5)
3.2 quake 8 May 12:35 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake near McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 3.1 miles beneath the epicenter after midnight on Sunday, May 8th, 2022, at 12:35 am local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 3.2 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 3.2.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Quinton (pop. 1000) located 8 miles from the epicenter, Longtown (pop. 2,700) 12 miles away, Wilburton (pop. 2,700) 15 miles away, North Fork Town (pop. 2,900) 16 miles away, Krebs (pop. 2,000) 16 miles away, and McAlester (pop. 18,300) 18 miles away. In Stigler (pop. 2,800, 25 miles away), Okmulgee (pop. 12,200, 46 miles away), and Muskogee (pop. 38,500, 47 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 8, 2022 05:35:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 8, 2022 at 12:35 am (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.2
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.07228°N / 95.49939°W (Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States)
Antipode35.072°S / 84.501°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) WSW of Quinton (pop: 1,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) S of Longtown (pop: 2,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NW of Wilburton (pop: 2,680) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) ENE of McAlester (Pittsburg County) (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Stigler (pop: 2,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SE of Henryetta (pop: 5,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SE of Okmulgee (pop: 12,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) S of Muskogee (pop: 38,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SW of Sallisaw (pop: 8,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) ESE of Oklahoma City (pop: 631,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 23.4°C (74 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 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
3.25 km12 Km WSW of Quinton, OklahomaUSGS
3.15 kmOKLAHOMAEMSC
3.25 kmOklahomaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (2)

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Little Rock AR (281.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Sitting on the couch watching a movie. Felt the couch "tilt" back slightly, and a bump under my feet. The walls made a creeking & popping sound, started from the front corner and ended at the back corner perpendicular to the wall with the couch. (Almost l | One user found this interesting.  
Conway, Arkansas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I initially heard a bumping impact, then my bed began to shake for a few seconds.  
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