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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 7 km SSW of South Hutchinson, Kansas



Earthquake location 37.9654S, -97.9794WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from South Hutchinson in Kansas on Saturday. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:17:14 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -97.9794 West, latitude 37.9654 North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 02:17:14 / March 18, 2018 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000d5z2. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5z2.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Andover, Derby, Pratt (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from McPherson (c. 13 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SSW of South Hutchinson, Kansas. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9794° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.9654° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSW of South Hutchinson, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-18 02:17:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-18 03:03:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 164 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 207 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 0.667 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d5z2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d5z2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d5z2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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