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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near South Hutchinson in Kansas

Earthquake location 38.037S, -97.9752WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from South Hutchinson in Kansas on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/19 / 2019-09-01 13:21:06 / September 1, 2019 @ 1:21 pm. Unique identifier: us70005aw8. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005aw8. Exact location of event, depth 4.39 km, -97.9752° West, 38.037° North. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:21:06 / 7:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.39 km (3 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Hutchinson (c. 42 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Newton (c. 19 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Great Bend (c. 16 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from McPherson (c. 13 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pratt, Great Bend, Haysville. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km WNW of South Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9752° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.037° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WNW 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 2019-09-01 13:21:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-01 13:30:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 156 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 0.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us70005aw8 Id of event.
Event Code 70005aw8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005aw8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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