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Small magnitude 3.8 earthquake 13 miles southeast of Salina, Kansas, United States

Sun, 12 Dec 2021, 02:22
3.8 quake 11 Dec 8:09 pm (GMT -6)
3.8 quake 11 Dec 8:09 pm (GMT -6)
A very shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported in the evening near Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, at 8:09 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5.7 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake 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 Prescott (pop. 400) located 4 miles from the epicenter, Lindsborg (pop. 3,400) 12 miles away, and Salina (pop. 47,800) 13 miles away.

Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Abilene (pop. 6,600) located 22 miles from the epicenter, McPherson (pop. 13,100) 23 miles away, Junction City (pop. 24,600) 43 miles away, Newton (pop. 19,200) 44 miles away, and Hutchinson (pop. 41,600) 49 miles away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Dec 11, 2021 8:09 pm (GMT -6) local time (12 Dec 2021 02:09 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 9.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.68°N / 97.49°W (Saline, Kansas, United States)
Primary data source: USGS

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