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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near South Hutchinson in Kansas

Earthquake location 38.022S, -97.9838WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from South Hutchinson in Kansas on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 23:05:48 / April 17, 2018 @ 11:05 pm. Unique identifier: us2000e1vx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000e1vx. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:05:48 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.9838° West, 38.022° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haysville, Wichita, Park City (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from McPherson (c. 13 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km W of South Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9838° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.022° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km W 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 2018-04-17 23:05:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-17 23:24:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.5 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 134 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 0.698 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us2000e1vx Id of event.
Event Code 2000e1vx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000e1vx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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