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M4.8 Quake Strikes Southern Kansas

Posted by feww on November 13, 2014

SCENARIOS 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02

Significant Kansas quake felt throughout the state, neighboring Oklahoma

Centered at 37.275°N, 97.616°W, about 52km (32mi) SSW of Wichita, Kansas, the quake occurred at a predictable shallow depth of 2.9km.

Local media have reported structural damage to buildings in Wichita.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.8Mw
Event Time: 2014-11-12 21:40:00 UTC
Location: 37.275°N, 97.616°W depth=2.9km (1.8mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 13km (8mi) S of Conway Springs, Kansas
  • 39km (24mi) SW of Haysville, Kansas
  • 42km (26mi) SW of Derby, Kansas
  • 52km (32mi) SSW of Wichita, Kansas
  • 200km (124mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Source: USGS/EHP

Intense Seismicity Continues in N. Nevada

Meantime, a magnitude 4.9 quake struck northern Nevada. The area has been rattled by at at least 32 additional shocks, with 17 quakes measuring ≥2.5Mw in the past 24 hours,  bringing the the total number of the quakes measuring  ≥2.5Mw near Bald Mountain to at least 174 since October 23, 2014.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-11-13 06:36:07 UTC
Location: 41.890°N 119.621°W depth=0.2km (0.2mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 63km (39mi) ESE of Lakeview, Oregon
  • 173km (107mi) E of Altamont, Oregon
  • 177km (110mi) E of Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • 184km (114mi) NNE of Susanville, California
  • 304km (189mi) N of Carson City, Nevada

[NOTE: USGS/EHP has upgraded the reported magnitude of the above event from 4.5 to 4.7, 4.8 and 4.9Mw, as of posting at 07:10 UTC. Editor]

Four of the largest quakes in the ongoing seismicity so far measured 4.6 to 4.9Mw striking at shallow depths near Bald Mountain.

  • 4.9Mw strikes 63km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon 2014-11-13 at 06:36:07 UTC at a depth of 0.2 km
  • 4.7Mw strikes 67km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon 2014-11-07 at 08:05:54 UTC at a depth of 0.0 km
  • 4.7Mw strikes 68km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon 2014-11-06 at 08:34:46 UTC at a depth of 5.3 km
  • 4.6Mw strikes 63km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon 2014-11-05 at 07:23:04 UTC at a depth of 0.1 km

nevada EQs 13nov14
Nevada EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

nevada EQs 13nov2014-amended
Amended EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

Some 194 earthquakes of all magnitudes have struck the U.S. (includes Alaska and Hawaii) in the past 24 hours, according to the USGS data.

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