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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near South Hutchinson in Kansas

Earthquake location 38.0101S, -97.9879WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from South Hutchinson in Kansas. Unique identifier: us600055xa. Ids that are associated to the event: us600055xa. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:59:10 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 12:59:10 / August 16, 2019 @ 12:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -97.9879° West, 38.0101° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Great Bend (c. 16 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from McPherson (c. 13 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mulvane, Andover, Derby (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km WSW of South Hutchinson, Kansas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9879° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0101° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km WSW 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 2019-08-16 12:59:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-16 13:15:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 131 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.4 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 355 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 0.702 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 186 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600055xa Id of event.
Event Code 600055xa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055xa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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