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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Harper in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.3583S, -97.8709WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Harper in Kansas. Exact location of earthquake, -97.8709° West, 37.3583° North, depth 7.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 12:48:43 / August 31, 2018 @ 12:48 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5y8. Id of event: us2000h5y8. The temblor was reported at 06:48:43 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.99 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Andover (c. 11 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Andover, Park City, Valley Center (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 15 km ENE of Harper, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.8709° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3583° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ENE 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 2018-08-31 12:48:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 13:04:11 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 0.118 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us2000h5y8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h5y8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h5y8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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