A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Belle Plaine in Kansas. The temblor was detected at 02:32:49 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -97.3752° West, latitude 37.374° North, depth = 5 km. Global time and date of event 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 08:32:49 / March 30, 2017 @ 8:32 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008d8w. Unique identifier: us10008d8w.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newton, El Dorado, Blackwell. Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from El Dorado (c. 13 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 8 km WSW of Belle Plaine, Kansas.
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