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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Caldwell in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.128S, -97.647WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Caldwell in Kansas. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.647 West, latitude 37.128 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 17:52:14 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004rlh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004rlh. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 23:52:14 / February 21, 2016 @ 11:52 pm.

The epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ponca City, Wichita, Winfield (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km NNW of Caldwell, Kansas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.647° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.128° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNW 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 2016-02-21 23:52:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 01:55:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 121 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 0.093 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us10004rlh Id of event.
Event Code 10004rlh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rlh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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