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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Conway Springs in Kansas



Earthquake location 37.2502S, -97.5764WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Conway Springs in Kansas on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aad9. Id of event: us2000aad9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.5764 West, latitude 37.2502 North, depth = 5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 20:32:49 / August 21, 2017 @ 8:32 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:32:49 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ponca City, Augusta, Valley Center.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 16 km SSE of Conway Springs, Kansas.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.5764° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2502° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 2017-08-21 20:32:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-21 20:46:48 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 3.4 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 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, 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 0.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us2000aad9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aad9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aad9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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