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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Conway Springs in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.2688S, -97.6027WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Conway Springs in Kansas on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 14:13:00 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a57w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a57w. Global time and date of event 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 20:13:00 / August 5, 2017 @ 8:13 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.43 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -97.6027 West, latitude 37.2688 North, depth = 13.43 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ponca City, Augusta, Valley Center (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 13 km SSE of Conway Springs, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.6027° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2688° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSE of Conway Springs, 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 20:13:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 20:48:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 0.051 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us2000a57w Id of event.
Event Code 2000a57w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a57w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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