Unusual moderate earthquake near Oklohoma City

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Earthquake Report comment :
Wednesday morning at 9:03 am, an moderate shallow earthquake occurred at an unusual location 35 km southeast of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has more earthquakes but mostly they are weak and have an epicenter on the Northeastern site of the city.
The earthquake was felt the heaviest at a Mercalli V scale in the immediate vicinity of Moore.  USGS received more than 13,000 felt reports ranging from a weak shaking experience to a merely light shaking in Oklohoma city.
NewsChannel 4 reports that in Norman, one of the buildings on the University of Oklahoma campus was evacuated after concerns of structural damage. There was confusion in between technical people and students about the historical existence of some cracks in one of the buildings.
Click here to see the Channel 4 report and video footage of the earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 4.3
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 09:06:29 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7.9 km
Geo-location(s) :
15 km (10 miles) E of Norman, Oklahoma
35 km (20 miles) WSW of Shawnee, Oklahoma
35 km (20 miles) SE of OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map

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Earthquakes list October 14, 2010

M 4.4    2010-10-14   16:23   Depth 1 km     HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
local time at epicenter 21:23 (9:23 PM)
Moderate shallow earthquake on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Closest city Amran

M 5.4      2010/10/14 13:58    Depth 35.1 km     HOKKAIDO, JAPAN
10:58:53 PM (23:58) at epicenter
70 km of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan. Epicenter in a wilderness area near a mountain range with summits like Mt. Kamui, Mt. Rakko and Mount Pirika-Nupûri. About 15 km near Route 235 (Nozuka National Highway)

M 4.1      2010/10/14 12:59    Depth 0.0 km      SOUTHERN ALASKA
04:59:31 AM at epicenter
Weak earthquake under the giant glaciers of Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park. Almost on the border with Canada’s Yukon province and near Kuane National Park

M 4.8      2010/10/14 10:47    Depth 30.9 km     SOUTH OF PANAMA
04:47:18 AM (04:47) at epicenter
Epicenter in a stress area several hundred km out of the coast

M 5.2      2010/10/14 10:03    Depth 15.3 km     COMOROS REGION
01:03:31 PM (13:03) at epicenter
Too far from the islands (in between Africa and Madagascar) to cause problems

M 4.5      2010/10/14 06:26    Depth 148.8 km      NORTHERN COLOMBIA
01:26:54 AM at epicenter
Deep earthquake (very normal for this area of the country) with an epicenter at 30 km from Bucamaranga.

M 4.6      2010/10/14 06:06:    Depth 26.9 km     TAIWAN REGION
02:06:15 PM at epicenter
Moderate earthquake at a distance of approx. 30 km from the southernmost point of Taiwan.

M 4.9      2010/10/14 10:32 AM (local time)   Depth 74.5 km     VANUATU
Rather deep and harmless earthquake near the Vanuatu islands of Mota Lava and Vanua Lava

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QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

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