A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Caldwell in Kansas. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.49 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:31:32 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004al6. Event ids that are associated: us10004al6. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 16:31:32 / December 31, 2015 @ 4:31 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -97.6472° West, 37.131° North, depth 6.49 km.
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ponca City, Wichita, Winfield (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 11 km NNW of Caldwell, Kansas.
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