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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Mayfield in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.2997S, -97.4779WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Mayfield in Kansas. Exact location of earthquake, -97.4779° West, 37.2997° North, depth 5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 06:52:16 / January 10, 2021 @ 6:52 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:52:16 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d763. Event ids that are associated: us6000d763.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Wichita (c. 382 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Derby (c. 22 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ponca City, Augusta, Valley Center.

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

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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. 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: 7 km NE of Mayfield, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.4779° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2997° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NE of Mayfield, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-10 06:52:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-10 07:15:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 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 123 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 0.267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us6000d763 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d763 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d763, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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