A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Cheney in Kansas. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:25:57 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 00:25:57 / March 21, 2016 @ 12:25 am. Event id: us20005bcu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bcu. Exact location of event, depth 7.73 km, -97.8383° West, 37.5941° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.73 km (5 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Andover (c. 11 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Augusta, Newton, Andover (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km SW of Cheney, Kansas.
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