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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Belle Plaine in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.4043S, -97.4245WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.4245° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4043° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km W 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 2017-08-05 05:15:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 05:32:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 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 132 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 0.26 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 us2000a51h Id of event.
Event Code 2000a51h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a51h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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