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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Mankato in Kansas



Earthquake location 39.7239S, -98.1449WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Mankato in Kansas. The temblor was reported at 22:54:24 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008tyn. Event ids that are associated: us10008tyn. Exact location, longitude -98.1449° West, latitude 39.7239° North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 04:54:24 / May 21, 2017 @ 4:54 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concordia. Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Concordia (c. 5 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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 SE of Mankato, Kansas.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.1449° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.7239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SE of Mankato, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-21 04:54:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-21 05:10:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 179 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 1.143 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us10008tyn Id of event.
Event Code 10008tyn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tyn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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