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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 12 km W of Harper, Kansas



Earthquake location 37.2938S, -98.1665WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Harper in Kansas on Thursday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:06:12 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 22:06:12 / March 9, 2017 @ 10:06 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000880j. Event ids that are associated: us1000880j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.1665 West, latitude 37.2938 North, depth = 5 km.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pratt (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Pratt (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km W of Harper, Kansas. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.1665° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2938° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km W 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 2017-03-09 22:06:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 23:50:04 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 121 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 0.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us1000880j Id of event.
Event Code 1000880j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000880j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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