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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Smith Center in Kansas



Earthquake location 39.6407S, -98.5362WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Smith Center in Kansas. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -98.5362° West, 39.6407° North. The temblor was picked up at 11:58:48 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 17:58:48 / November 16, 2016 @ 5:58 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100078xh. Id of event: us100078xh.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Concordia (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concordia.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 26 km SE of Smith Center, Kansas.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.5362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.6407° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SE of Smith Center, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-16 17:58:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-16 18:24:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 178 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 1.224 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us100078xh Id of event.
Event Code 100078xh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100078xh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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