A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Harper in Kansas on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -97.8678° West, latitude 37.2312° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was reported at 08:46:57 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 14:46:57 / December 22, 2016 @ 2:46 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007lzy. Unique identifier: us10007lzy.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Winfield, Arkansas City, Blackwell.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 15 km ESE of Harper, Kansas.
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