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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Kansas = UTC – 6

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Plainville, Kansas May 31 23:44 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Plainville, Kansas May 12 08:13 2.6 5 MAP
USGS Plainville, Kansas May 11 14:06 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Meade, Kansas May 03 12:02 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Olathe - It lasted around 30 seconds, potentially slightly more, the shaking was enough to give motion sickness to my wife and me. No property was damaged but it definitely shook our room.
  • USGS Caldwell, Kansas Apr 13 18:55 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas Apr 10 06:40 2.5 6 MAP
    USGS Anthony, Kansas Mar 25 07:06 2.6 7 MAP
    USGS South Hutchinson, Kansas Mar 11 05:35 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas Mar 06 21:20 2.5 5 MAP
    USGS Harper, Kansas Feb 21 23:20 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kiowa, Kansas Feb 01 12:20 2.5 5 MAP
    USGS Salina, Kansas Jan 27 04:24 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Salina, Kansas Jan 26 06:20 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Caldwell, Kansas Jan 25 18:32 3.4 5 MAP
    EMSC Kansas Jan 25 18:32 3.4 6 MAP
    USGS Wellington, Kansas Jan 21 01:29 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mankato, Kansas Jan 19 04:35 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kansas Jan 17 03:55 2.9 9 MAP
    USGS Anthony, Kansas Jan 17 03:55 2.9 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Caldwell, Kansas Jan 16 03:34 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Arkansas City - Light shaking
  • Cheney, KS - Weak shaking
  • Cheney, KS - Light shaking
  • EMSC Kansas Jan 16 03:34 4.0 2 MAP
    USGS Harper, Kansas Nov 30 23:56 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Salina, Kansas Nov 19 12:37 2.5 5 MAP
    USGS Lindsborg, Kansas Nov 19 07:44 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Salina, KS - I was at my computer and felt a couple of shakes, and went 'well there must of been an earthquake again in Kansas or Oklahoma.'
  • USGS Harper, Kansas Nov 18 13:46 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas Nov 18 11:55 2.8 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Salina, Kansas Nov 17 21:34 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Salina - Truly sounded as if something had ran into my home extremely load and quit the jolt. South east side of salina
  • Salina kansas - Sitting in recliner, noticed a rumbling noise as well as did my cat. Thought I felt movement but wasn’t sure until I noticed a foot tall lamp in the corner of the living room sway back and forth abt 1/2” for a second or two. ( don’t know if it matters but it appeared to be swaying north to south).
  • Salina ks - Only lasted a few seconds. Felt like an explosion. Have been in a earthquake in California. Did not feel the same
  • Salemborg area - Yesterday I Was setting down relaxing and I heard a boom;then felt my chair and walls shake. It lasted only about 2 seconds.
  • Salina, Kansas - I was dozing on the couch when this loud noise and jolt woke me, thought it was similar to a big sonic boom. I looked around to see if something hit the house or a tree fell on it, then looked in basement to see if rafters gave way. It was substantial. Soon after there was a mild short shake and then again in a short bit came another shaking, that was it.
  • Salina - I was sitting up on my bed, playing a video game, when all of a sudden I fell backwards about 4 inches, as though something had jumped up onto the memory foam behind me.
  • Salina - A shuddering jolt that I felt in the bed; my husband in the living room on the couch felt it too. A small bang sound.
  • USGS Belle Plaine, Kansas Nov 15 00:48 2.5 5 MAP
    USGS Blytheville, Arkansas Nov 01 16:55 2.6 13 MAP
    USGS Ashland, Kansas Oct 30 14:55 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Caldwell, Kansas Oct 17 23:06 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Caldwell, Kansas Oct 17 09:47 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anthony, Kansas Oct 11 10:30 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas Oct 03 07:36 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Wellington, Kansas Oct 01 00:33 3.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Kansas Oct 01 00:33 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Olathe, ks - Woke up around 0035 this AM to our bed swaying back and forth. The movement ceased, then I felt it again after about 3 minutes.
  • USGS Wellington, Kansas Sep 30 08:39 2.6 5 MAP
    USGS Wellington, Kansas Sep 29 19:25 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Wellington, Kansas Sep 29 18:07 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Clinton, Arkansas Sep 23 03:17 2.5 8 MAP
    USGS Caldwell, Kansas Sep 13 21:35 2.5 5 MAP
    USGS Caldwell, Kansas Sep 13 21:14 2.5 3 MAP
    USGS Harper, Kansas Sep 13 07:43 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anthony, Kansas Sep 08 07:37 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anthony, Kansas Sep 08 06:23 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas Sep 07 19:35 2.5 14 MAP
    USGS Junction City, Kansas Sep 06 15:30 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ft. Riley, KS - I felt the floor rumble and things in the house rattled. It last about 2 or 3 seconds. The dogs started barking
  • Junction City - Light shaking
  • Junction City, Kansas - Light shaking
  • Ft. Riley - Very weak shaking
  • Junction City - Loud noise and building movement similar to what could have possibly been heard and felt from a close explosion or a truck running into the side of the building.
  • Junction City, Kansas - I work on the 2nd floor of a 4 story building. I simultaneously heard a loud boom and felt the shaking for approximately 5-10 seconds. No known damage to property at this time, but have not yet been home.
  • Junction City - Loud boom like some vehicle hit the side of the house.
  • Junction city - Sounded like someone hit the house and then it just shook for about ten seconds pretty good. No damage to my property.
  • Junction City - I felt it. I had just assumed it was just something else going on, on Ft. Riley like artillery ranges because I can usually feel them at my house but normally it just shakes the windows. That time the whole house shook lightly so the shaking was stronger than normal but I still just assumed it was related to something happening on Ft. Riley. Sep 6 2018 at 1530
  • Junction City, KS - Maybe 5 seconds or so. But it sounded like something exploding, like maybe a water heater. Damage? the next day a bird or bat came in the house and I don't know how yet.
  • junction city - it felt like a lightning strike right outside of the house...like an explosion. it was a very mild rattling tremor but actual shaking was not felt.
  • USGS Harper, Kansas Sep 02 05:02 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas Aug 31 12:48 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas Aug 31 08:22 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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