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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag has occurred near Caldwell in Kansas

Earthquake location 36.99944687S, -97.48530579WA 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km ESE of Caldwell, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.48530579° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.99944687° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ESE of Caldwell, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-18 03:06:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-18 03:07:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 automatic 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 137 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ok The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ok, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 63 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01469277497 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4900938392 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106.1841011 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ok2020fkxx Id of event.
Event Code 2020fkxx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ok2020fkxx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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