A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Conway Springs in Kansas. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5ab. Id of event: us2000a5ab. Global time and date of event 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 02:38:02 / August 6, 2017 @ 2:38 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:38:02 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.601 West, latitude 37.2684 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 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), 64 km (40 miles) from Andover (c. 11 800 pop). Close 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 Augusta, Valley Center, Andover.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km SSE of Conway Springs, Kansas.
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