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Minor earthquake: M2.98 quake has struck near Harper in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.2291667S, -97.9598333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Harper in Kansas. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.9598333 West, latitude 37.2291667 North, depth = 2.72 km. Event id: ismpkansas70146708. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ismpkansas70146708. The temblor was reported at 11:27:02 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.72 km (2 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 16:27:02 / October 24, 2015 @ 4:27 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blackwell, Wichita, Derby. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Blackwell (c. 7 100 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km SE of Harper, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9598333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2291667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SE of Harper, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-24 16:27:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 20:32:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 137 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ismpkansas The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ismpkansas, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.009201 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ismpkansas70146708 Id of event.
Event Code 70146708 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ismpkansas70146708, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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