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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag has occurred near Pratt in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.4453S, -98.9217WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Pratt in Kansas on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.48 km (5 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:12:01 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003l2d. Id of event: us20003l2d. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 02:12:01 / September 18, 2015 @ 2:12 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.9217 West, latitude 37.4453 North, depth = 8.48 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pratt. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Pratt (c. 6 800 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km SW of Pratt, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.9217° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4453° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SW of Pratt, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-18 02:12:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-18 02:31:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.97 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 216 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 0.717 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us20003l2d Id of event.
Event Code 20003l2d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003l2d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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