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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 18 km NW of Harper, Kansas

Earthquake location 37.4099S, -98.1746WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Harper in Kansas. Exact location of event, depth 4.6 km, -98.1746° West, 37.4099° North. Event id: us20008jdb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jdb. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:31:48 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.6 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 16:31:48 / February 12, 2017 @ 4:31 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Pratt (c. 6 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wichita, Hutchinson, Haysville (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km NW of Harper, Kansas. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.1746° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4099° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NW of Harper, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-12 16:31:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-12 16:51:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 148 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 0.18 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 125 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 us20008jdb Id of event.
Event Code 20008jdb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jdb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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