A 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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