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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Cheney in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.5941S, -97.8383WA 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.

Did you feel the quake?

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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.8383° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5941° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SW of Cheney, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-21 00:25:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-21 00:45:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 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 0.322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us20005bcu Id of event.
Event Code 20005bcu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bcu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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