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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag was detected near Caldwell in Kansas



Earthquake location 37.1003S, -97.6961WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Caldwell in Kansas. The temblor was picked up at 00:11:58 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -97.6961 West, latitude 37.1003 North, depth = 8.22 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.22 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10003jya. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jya. Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 05:11:58 / October 3, 2015 @ 5:11 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Enid, Wichita, Ponca City.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km NW of Caldwell, Kansas.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.6961° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NW 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 2015-10-03 05:11:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 05:34:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 168 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 0.071 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us10003jya Id of event.
Event Code 10003jya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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