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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 19 km NE of Harper, Kansas

Earthquake location 37.4111S, -97.8708WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Harper in Kansas on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 13:36:54 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000h4yw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h4yw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 19:36:54 / August 29, 2018 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -97.8708 West, latitude 37.4111 North, depth = 5 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Andover, Hutchinson, Park City. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Andover (c. 11 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop).

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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 19 km NE of Harper, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.8708° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4111° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NE of Harper, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-29 19:36:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-30 18:08:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.152 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 86 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 us2000h4yw Id of event.
Event Code 2000h4yw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h4yw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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