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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Wellington in Kansas



Earthquake location 37.2343S, -97.5728WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Wellington in Kansas. The temblor was reported at 09:01:16 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -97.5728° West, 37.2343° North, depth 2.88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.88 km (2 miles). Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 15:01:16 / August 27, 2017 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000ac9f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ac9f.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ponca City, Augusta, Valley Center. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 18 km W of Wellington, Kansas.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.5728° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2343° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km W of Wellington, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-27 15:01:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 15:44:31 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 2.7 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 130 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 0.015 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us2000ac9f Id of event.
Event Code 2000ac9f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ac9f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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