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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Winfield in Kansas



Earthquake location 37.2293S, -97.0961WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Winfield in Kansas on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006naj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006naj. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.0961° West, 37.2293° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 10:49:13 / September 9, 2016 @ 10:49 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:49:13 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from El Dorado (c. 13 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valley Center, El Dorado, Park City (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km W of Winfield, Kansas.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.0961° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2293° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Winfield, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-09 10:49:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-09 11:39:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 0.365 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us10006naj Id of event.
Event Code 10006naj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006naj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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