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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 9 Km N of Ellis, Kansas, USA on Friday, 16 October 2020

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake  - 9 Km N of Ellis, Kansas, USA on Friday, 16 October 2020
16 Oct 03:01 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 16 October 2020 02:42 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 15 Oct 9:42 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.0239°N / 99.5571°W (Kansas, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) N of Ellis (pop: 2,100)
25 km (16 mi) S of Palco (pop: 300)
26 km (16 mi) SW of Zurich (pop: 100)
170 km (105 mi) W of Salina (pop: 47,800)
178 km (110 mi) NW of Hutchinson (pop: 41,600)
191 km (119 mi) SW of Kearney (pop: 33,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 9.5°C (49 F), humidity: 52%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
15 Oct 9:42 pm (GMT -5) (16 Oct 02:42:26 UTC)M 2.5 / 5 km9 Km N of Ellis, Kansas, USAUSGS
Fri, 16 Oct 02:42 UTCM 2.5 / 5 km26 Km NW of Hays, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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11.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Six miles N of Ellis, KS / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : We are located 6 miles N of Ellis. The house began to vibrate, windows and items rattled. Suddenly a loud "boom" was heard- sounding like a bomb, with further shaking. Was very strange. If this is a 2.5, can hardly imagine a 7 or 8! | One user found this interesting.
Ellis / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : It was a rumble like a truck hit the north corner of the house the dogs shot off the couch barking and the TV rocked at was very quick and loud. Hope this helps | One user found this interesting.
Ellis, KS / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s

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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 9 Km N of Ellis, Kansas, USA on Friday, 16 October 2020

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