A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Belle Plaine in Kansas. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:15:51 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 05:15:51 / August 5, 2017 @ 5:15 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a51h. Id of event: us2000a51h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.95 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -97.4245° West, 37.4043° North, depth 7.95 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Newton, Blackwell, El Dorado. The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from El Dorado (c. 13 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 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 seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km W of Belle Plaine, Kansas.
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