A 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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