A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Caldwell in Kansas. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:20:43 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -97.3764 West, latitude 37.0493 North, depth = 1.19 km. Id of earthquake: us20008ikz. Event ids that are associated: us20008ikz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.19 km (1 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 22:20:43 / February 8, 2017 @ 10:20 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (44 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Andover, Wichita, Haysville. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
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 ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km E of Caldwell, Kansas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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