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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Wellington in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.2841S, -97.4208WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Wellington in Kansas. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 01:08:29 / February 28, 2020 @ 1:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.4208 West, latitude 37.2841 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us600085qq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085qq. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:08:29 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Dorado, Ponca City, Valley Center (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from El Dorado (c. 13 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 4 km WNW of Wellington, Kansas. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.4208° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2841° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km WNW of Wellington, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-28 01:08:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-28 01:26:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 0.299 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us600085qq Id of event.
Event Code 600085qq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600085qq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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