Small magnitude 3.1 earthquake 24 miles southwest of Junction City, Kansas, United States
Fri, 7 May 2021, 06:4606:46 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake near Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, USA, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 1.9 miles beneath the epicenter early morning on Friday 7 May 2021 at 1:30 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
3.1 quake 7 May 1:30 am (GMT -5)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.1 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Wagram (pop. 340) located 3 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Abilene (pop. 6,600) located 17 miles from the epicenter. In Solomon (pop. 1,100, 23 miles away), Junction City (pop. 24,600, 24 miles away), Salina (pop. 47,800, 32 miles away), and Manhattan (pop. 56,300, 41 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 7 May 2021 1:30 am (GMT -5) local time (7 May 2021 06:30 GMT)
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.72°N / 97.03°W (Dickinson, Kansas, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
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