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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Harper in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.4315S, -97.9847WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Harper in Kansas on Saturday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:59:46 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003vge. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003vge. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.35 km (2 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/11/15 / 2015-11-07 06:59:46 / November 7, 2015 @ 6:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.9847 West, latitude 37.4315 North, depth = 3.35 km.

Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop). Close 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 Park City, Pratt, Hutchinson.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 16 km NNE of Harper, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9847° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4315° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNE 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 2015-11-07 06:59:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-07 07:22:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 129 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 0.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 276 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 us10003vge Id of event.
Event Code 10003vge An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003vge, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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