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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag was detected near Anthony in Kansas



Earthquake location 37.0532S, -97.9381WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9381° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0532° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SE of Anthony, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-17 13:20:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 13:39:03 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 3.4 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 178 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 0.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us10003pcq Id of event.
Event Code 10003pcq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pcq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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