A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Cheney in Kansas on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 15:12:49 / December 21, 2016 @ 3:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -97.8267° West, latitude 37.5689° North, depth = 2.93 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 2.93 km (2 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007lqa. Unique identifier: us10007lqa. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:12:49 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Andover (c. 11 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Augusta, Newton, Andover.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SSW of Cheney, Kansas.
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