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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near South Hutchinson in Kansas

Earthquake location 38.0146S, -98.005WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from South Hutchinson in Kansas on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us600056mz. Unique identifier: us600056mz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/19 / 2019-08-18 08:45:29 / August 18, 2019 @ 8:45 am. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:45:29 / 2:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -98.005 West, latitude 38.0146 North, depth = 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Great Bend (c. 16 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from McPherson (c. 13 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mulvane, Andover, Derby (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km WSW of South Hutchinson, Kansas. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.005° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0146° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 2019-08-18 08:45:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-18 09:02:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 79 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.303 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 303 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 0.689 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 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 us600056mz Id of event.
Event Code 600056mz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600056mz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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