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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Conway Springs in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.4334S, -97.7095WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Conway Springs in Kansas on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 04:20:19 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.7095° West, 37.4334° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: us100074a8. Ids that are associated to the event: us100074a8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 09:20:19 / November 5, 2016 @ 9:20 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newton, Arkansas City, Hutchinson. Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NW of Conway Springs, Kansas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7095° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Conway Springs, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-05 09:20:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-05 09:41:54 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 3.1 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 130 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 0.151 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us100074a8 Id of event.
Event Code 100074a8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100074a8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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