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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 10 km ENE of Caldwell, Kansas

Earthquake location 37.056S, -97.4919WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Caldwell in Kansas on Saturday. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:39:05 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/15 / 2015-08-29 14:39:05 / August 29, 2015 @ 2:39 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.62 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100035zt. Unique identifier: us100035zt. Exact location of event, depth 6.62 km, -97.4919° West, 37.056° North.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Andover, Wichita, Derby. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km ENE of Caldwell, Kansas. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.4919° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.056° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ENE of Caldwell, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-29 14:39:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-29 14:54:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 148 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 0.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100035zt Id of event.
Event Code 100035zt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100035zt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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