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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Harper in Kansas



Earthquake location 37.2778S, -97.9672WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Harper in Kansas. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.9672 West, latitude 37.2778 North, depth = 4.65 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/07/17 / 2017-07-25 00:43:13 / July 25, 2017 @ 12:43 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.65 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:43:13 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a0km. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0km, ismpkansas70231363.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wichita, Derby, Mulvane (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mulvane (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km E 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 -97.9672° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2778° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km E 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 2017-07-25 00:43:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-04 22:47:34 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 2 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,ismpkansas, 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 0.031 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a0km Id of event.
Event Code 2000a0km An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a0km,ismpkansas70231363, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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