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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Cheney in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.5944S, -97.7628WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Cheney in Kansas on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.54 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 07:21:16 / August 31, 2017 @ 7:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:21:16 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000ade7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ade7. Exact location of event, longitude -97.7628 West, latitude 37.5944 North, depth = 6.54 km.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Dorado, Winfield, Augusta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from El Dorado (c. 13 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km SSE of Cheney, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7628° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5944° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSE of Cheney, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-31 07:21:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 07:31:39 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 3.8 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 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 0.317 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us2000ade7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ade7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ade7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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