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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 8 km WSW of Belle Plaine, Kansas



Earthquake location 37.374S, -97.3752WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.3752° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WSW of Belle Plaine, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-30 08:32:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-30 08:44:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 130 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 0.202 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us10008d8w Id of event.
Event Code 10008d8w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008d8w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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