A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Caldwell in Kansas on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: ok2020fkxx. Event ids that are associated: ok2020fkxx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 03:06:46 / March 18, 2020 @ 3:06 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:46 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -97.48530579° West, latitude 36.99944687° North, depth = 5 km.
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wichita, Enid, Haysville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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