A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Anthony in Kansas on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.74 km (5 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:20:00 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 13:20:00 / October 17, 2015 @ 1:20 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -97.9381 West, latitude 37.0532 North, depth = 8.74 km. Id of earthquake: us10003pcq. Event ids that are associated: us10003pcq.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Derby, Arkansas City, Mulvane.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 13 km SE of Anthony, Kansas.
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