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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Hutchinson in Kansas

Earthquake location 38.0456S, -97.9669WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Hutchinson in Kansas on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 03:56:35 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -97.9669° West, latitude 38.0456° North, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: us600056dt. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056dt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/19 / 2019-08-17 09:56:35 / August 17, 2019 @ 9:56 am.

Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from McPherson (c. 13 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Haysville, Wichita, Park City (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km WSW of Hutchinson, Kansas. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9669° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0456° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WSW of 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 2019-08-17 09:56:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-17 10:12:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 0.696 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us600056dt Id of event.
Event Code 600056dt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600056dt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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