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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Salina in Kansas



Earthquake location 38.8343S, -97.4782WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Salina in Kansas. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.4782° West, 38.8343° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 12:33:59 / April 4, 2016 @ 12:33 pm. Unique identifier: us20005eg8. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005eg8. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:33:59 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Salina (c. 47 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Junction City (c. 23 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from McPherson (c. 13 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Fort Riley North (c. 7 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Abilene (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fort Riley North, Junction City, McPherson (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days 0 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 E of Salina, 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 -97.4782° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8343° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km E of Salina, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-04 12:33:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 08:26:15 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 0.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us20005eg8 Id of event.
Event Code 20005eg8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005eg8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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