A 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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