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Minor earthquake: M3.1 quake has struck near South Hutchinson in Kansas

Earthquake location 38.008S, -98.0732WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from South Hutchinson in Kansas. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 13:10:49 / August 16, 2019 @ 1:10 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: us600055xu. Event ids that are associated: us600055xu. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:10:49 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -98.0732° West, latitude 38.008° North, depth = 5 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Great Bend (c. 16 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from McPherson (c. 13 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Haysville, Wichita, Great Bend.

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

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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. 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: 11 km W of South Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.0732° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km 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 2019-08-16 13:10:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-16 14:00:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 69 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 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 188 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 0.651 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us600055xu Id of event.
Event Code 600055xu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055xu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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