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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Caldwell in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.0936S, -97.6168WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Caldwell in Kansas. Id of earthquake: us10003w3p. Event ids that are associated: us10003w3p. Exact location of earthquake, -97.6168° West, 37.0936° North, depth 7.04 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/15 / 2015-11-09 22:42:06 / November 9, 2015 @ 10:42 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.04 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:42:06 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Augusta, Valley Center, Park City (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km N of Caldwell, Kansas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.6168° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0936° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km N 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 2015-11-09 22:42:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-09 23:19:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.67 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 256 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 0.042 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 25 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 us10003w3p Id of event.
Event Code 10003w3p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003w3p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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