Overview of Kansas Earthquakes

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2018 Earthquake Frequency

Frequency chart of Kansas Earthquakes 2018; number of quakes per month.

Also available is a plot combining all years of interest: Kansas_earthquake_frequency, Acrobat PDF file.

Most Recent Earthquake

June 18, 2018

Date: 06/18/2018, 05:21:23 PM
Latitude: 37.349
Longitude: -97.976
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.1
More info: us1000euy3
Location: 8 km (5 miles) NNE of Harper, KS

Most Recent Earthquakes

June 4, 2018

Date: 06/04/2018, 05:54:54 AM
Latitude: 38.848
Longitude: -97.558
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us1000eiez
Location: 5 km (3 miles) ENE of Salina, KS

Date: 06/04/2018, 08:48:23 AM
Latitude: 38.030
Longitude: -97.954
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us1000eigj
Location: 1 km (1 miles) WNW of South Hutchinson, KS

Date: 06/04/2018, 11:15:01 PM
Latitude: 38.817
Longitude: -97.648
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.2
More info: us1000eirq
Location: 4 km (2 miles) WSW of Salina, KS

Most Recent Earthquakes

May 13, 2018

Date: 05/13/2018, 12:13:40 PM
Latitude: 37.347
Longitude: -97.976
Depth (km): 6.8
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us1000e46b
Location: 8 km (5 miles) NNE of Harper, KS

Date: 05/13/2018, 11:22:36 AM
Latitude: 37.337
Longitude: -97.972
Depth (km): 7
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us1000e4h6
Location: 7 km (5 miles) NE of Harper, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

May 3, 2018

Date: 05/03/2018, 3:40:44 AM
Latitude: 37.201
Longitude: -97.815
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us1000dwit
Location: 4 km (2 miles) E of Freeport, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 29, 2018

Date: 04/29/2018, 10:42:42 AM
Latitude: 37.377
Longitude: -97.677
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us1000dubj
Location: 3 km (2 miles) WSW of Conway Springs, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 26, 2018

Date: 04/26/2018, 5:30:40 PM
Latitude: 37.350
Longitude: -97.678
Depth (km): 9.0
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us1000dt2z
Location: 5 km (3 miles) SW of Conway Springs, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 22, 2018

Date: 04/22/2018, 8:26:09 AM
Latitude: 37.155
Longitude: -97.801
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us1000dqaq
Location: 7 km (4 miles) SE of Freeport, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 19, 2018

Date: 04/19/2018, 9:54:49 PM
Latitude: 38.014
Longitude: -98.001
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us1000dp02
Location: 6 km (3 miles) WSW of South Hutchinson, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 18, 2018

Date: 04/18/2018, 4:14:10 AM
Latitude: 38.023
Longitude: 97.990
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us1000dncb
Location: 4 km (3 miles) W of South Hutchinson, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 17, 2018

Date: 04/17/2018, 6:05:48 AM
Latitude: 38.022
Longitude: 97.984
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us2000e1vx
Location: 4 km (2 miles) W of South Hutchinson, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 13, 2018

Date: 04/13/2018, 9:46:35 PM
Latitude: 38.025
Longitude: -97.978
Depth (km): 1.7
Magnitude: 3.2
More info: us2000e02p
Location: 3 km (2 miles) W of South Hutchinson, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 10, 2018

Date: 04/10/2018, 5:56:17 AM
Latitude: 37.641
Longitude: -97.827
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us2000dxg6
Location: 4 km (2 miles) WNW of Cheney, KS

Most Recent Earthquakes

April 8, 2018

Date: 04/08/2018, 2:25:33 AM
Latitude: 37.197
Longitude: -97.774
Depth (km): 4.5
Magnitude: 3.3
More info: us2000dwcj
Location: 7 km (4 miles) E of Freeport, KS

Date: 04/08/2018, 6:34:26 PM
Latitude: 38.025
Longitude: -97.995
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.3
More info: us2000dx6r
Location: 5 km (3 miles) W of South Hutchinson, KS

Most Recent Earthquakes

April 3, 2018

Date: 04/03/2018, 2:26:17 PM
Latitude: 38.064
Longitude: -97.943
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.3
More info: us1000ddxa
Location: 2 km (1 miles) W of Hutchinson, KS

Date: 04/03/2018, 4:56:10 PM
Latitude: 38.011
Longitude: -97.971
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.2
More info: us1000ddx9
Location: 3 km (2 miles) WSW of South Hutchinson, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

April 1, 2018

Date: 04/01/2018, 11:49:34 AM
Latitude: 37.064
Longitude: -97.835
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us1000dc51
Location: 4 km (2 miles) ESE of Bluff City, KS

Most Recent Earthquakes

March 17, 2018

Date: 03/17/2018, 09:17:15 PM
Latitude: 37.965
Longitude: -97.980
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us1000d5z2
Location: 8 km (5 miles) SSW of South Hutchinson, KS

Date: 03/17/2018, 03:02:00 AM
Latitude: 39.288
Longitude: -99.144
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us1000d5kz
Location: 15 km (9 miles) ENE of Plainville, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

March 8, 2018

Date: 03/08/2018, 04:48:21 AM
Latitude: 38.024
Longitude: -97.979
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.4
More info: us1000d1e5
Location: 3 km (1.8 miles) W of South Hutchinson, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

March 1, 2018

Date: 03/01/2018, 02:26:59 PM
Latitude: 37.041
Longitude: -97.987
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.1
More info: us2000d9wn
Location: 4 km (3 miles) WNW of South Hutchinson, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

Feb. 7, 2018

Date: 02/07/2018, 05:11:47 AM
Latitude: 37.200
Longitude: -97.821
Depth (km): 5
Magnitude: 3.0
More info: us1000ci6k
Location: 3 km (2 miles) E of Freeport, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

Feb. 4, 2018

Date: 02/04/2018, 10:19:15 AM
Latitude: 37.344
Longitude: -97.950
Depth (km): 15.4
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us1000cfps
Location: 8 km (5 miles) NW of Danville, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Jan. 28, 2018

Date: 01/28/2018, 8:38:37 AM
Latitude: 37.078
Longitude: -97.716
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.3
More info: us2000cqn8
Location: 1.9 km (1.2 mi) N of Doster, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Jan. 19, 2018

Date: 01/19/2018, 11:25:10 PM
Latitude: 37.223
Longitude: -97.879
Depth (km): 3.1
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us2000clqj
Location: 3.3 km (2.0 mi) NW of Freeport, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Jan. 15, 2018

Date: 01/15/2018, 2:21:39 PM
Latitude: 37.365
Longitude: -97.440
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us2000cjrc
Location: 6.6 km (4.1 mi) WSW of Riverdale, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Jan. 7, 2018

Date: 01/07/2018, 10:00:26 PM
Latitude: 37.204
Longitude: -97.813
Depth (km): 1.3
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us1000c1wy
Location: 4.0 km (2.5 mi) E of Freeport, Kansas

2017 Earthquake Frequency

Frequency chart of Kansas Earthquakes 2017; number of quakes per month.

Most Recent Earthquakes

Dec. 15, 2017

Date: 12/15/2017, 3:39:46 AM
Latitude: 37.217
Longitude: -97.806
Depth (km): 11.6
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us2000c4sd
Location: 5.0 km (3.1 mi) ENE of Freeport, Kansas

Date: 12/15/2017, 11:56:23 PM
Latitude: 37.207
Longitude: -97.810
Depth (km): 3.4
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us2000c56c
Location: 4.3 km (2.7 mi) ENE of Freeport, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Dec. 14, 2017

Date: 12/14/2017, 10:35:39 AM
Latitude: 37.211
Longitude: -97.803
Depth (km): 3.4
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us2000c4d1
Location: 5.0 km (3.1 mi) ENE of Freeport, Kansas

Date: 12/14/2017, 10:29:22 AM
Latitude: 37.201
Longitude: -97.806
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us2000c4cx
Location: 4.5 km (2.8 mi) E of Freeport, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Nov. 28, 2017

Date: 11/28/2017, 12:05:19 PM
Latitude: 37.124
Longitude: -98.315
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us2000bvin
Location: 4.5 km (2.8 mi) NNW of Corwin, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Nov. 13, 2017

Date: 11/13/2017, 4:08:43 PM
Latitude: 37.140
Longitude: -98.324
Depth (km): 4.4
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us2000bmww
Location: 3.8 km (2.3 mi) SSW of Crisfield, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Oct. 28, 2017

Date: 10/28/2017, 5:51:08 PM
Latitude: 39.665
Longitude: -97.926
Depth (km): 6.9
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us1000ay6s
Location: 25 km (15.5 mi) WNW of Concordia, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Oct. 19, 2017

Date: 10/19/2017, 4:19:56 AM
Latitude: 37.408
Longitude: -97.408
Depth (km): 4.4
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us1000au1b
Location: 3.4 km (2.1 mi) SSW of Zyba, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Oct. 14, 2017

Date: 10/14/2017, 9:13:34 PM
Latitude: 39.743
Longitude: -98.163
Depth (km): 2.8
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us1000as07
Location: 6.3 km (3.9 mi) SE of Mankato, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Oct. 11, 2017

Date: 10/11/2017, 6:29:07 PM
Latitude: 37.337
Longitude: -98.127
Depth (km): 3.2
Magnitude: 3.1
More info: us1000aqj1
Location: 6.9 km (4.3 mi) SW of Duquoin, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Oct. 10, 2017

Date: 10/11/2017, 3:25:25 PM
Latitude: 38.683
Longitude: -97.504
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us1000apti
Location: 4.8 km (3.0 mi) NE of Hallville, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Oct. 9, 2017

Date: 10/09/2017, 8:27:39 PM
Latitude: 37.119
Longitude: -97.898
Depth (km): 5.6
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us2000b2xc
Location: 5 km (3 miles) NNW (337 degrees) of Bluff City, KS

Most Recent Earthquake

Oct. 8, 2017

Date: 10/08/2017, 3:20:18 PM
Latitude: 37.285
Longitude: -97.974
Depth (km): 4.2
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us2000b2uw
Location: 4.6 km (2.9 mi) E of Harper, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Sept. 28, 2017

Date: 09/28/2017, 10:22:16 AM
Latitude: 37.361
Longitude: -98.165
Depth (km): 4.5
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us2000avy5
Location: 8.4 km (5.2 mi) WSW of Duquoin, Kansas

Date: 09/28/2017, 11:02:39 PM
Latitude: 37.374
Longitude: -98.171
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us2000avr1
Location: 8.0 km (5.0 mi) S of Spivey, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Sept. 26, 2017

Date: 09/26/2017, 9:30:07 PM
Latitude: 37.218
Longitude: -97.881
Depth (km): 5.7
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us2000av7a
Location: 3.0 km (1.9 mi) NW of Freeport, Kansas

Date: 09/26/2017, 3:14:03 PM
Latitude: 37.328
Longitude: -97.964
Depth (km): 4.1
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us2000av2y
Location: 4.4 km (2.7 mi) SW of Runnymede, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Sept. 25, 2017

Date: 09/25/2017, 5:27:15 PM
Latitude: 37.352
Longitude: -98.157
Depth (km): 5.3
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us2000aunr
Location: 8.1 km (5.0 mi) WSW of Duquoin, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Sept. 20, 2017

Date: 09/20/2017, 10:27:31 AM
Latitude: 37.349
Longitude: -97.782
Depth (km): 6.6
Magnitude: 2.3
More info: us2000arwd
Location: 13 km (8 mi) WSW of Conway Springs, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Sept. 15, 2017

Date: 09/15/2017, 8:04:53 AM
Latitude: 37.280
Longitude: -97.966
Depth (km): 4.9
Magnitude: 3.0
More info: us2000an8y
Location: 5.3 km (3.3 mi) E of Harper, Kansas

Date: 09/15/2017, 5:10:32 PM
Latitude: 37.293
Longitude: -97.927
Depth (km): 7.7
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us2000antx
Location: 3.2 km (2.0 mi) WNW of Danville, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Sept. 14, 2017

Date: 09/14/2017, 4:13:09 PM
Latitude: 37.369
Longitude: -98.177
Depth (km): 9.2
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us2000amub
Location: 8.6 km (5.3 mi) S of Spivey, Kansas

Date: 09/14/2017, 8:13:07 PM
Latitude: 37.214
Longitude: -97.587
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us2000an0d
Location: 6.2 km (3.9 mi) SW of Mayfield, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Sept. 13, 2017

Date: 09/13/2017, 11:14:41 PM
Latitude: 37.310
Longitude: -97.941
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.2
More info: us2000am4b
Location: 5.0 km (3.1 mi) WNW of Danville, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Sept. 10, 2017

Date: 09/10/2017, 10:19:16 AM
Latitude: 37.320
Longitude: -97.780
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.3
More info: us2000ajgy
Location: 6.2 km (3.8 mi) NNW of Argonia, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Sept. 7, 2017

Date: 09/07/2017, 04:53:50 PM
Latitude: 37.349
Longitude: -98.212
Depth (km): 8.9
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us2000ahrz
Location: 11.6 km (7.2 mi) SSW of Spivey, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Sept. 4, 2017

Date: 09/04/2017, 01:10:12 AM
Latitude: 37.593
Longitude: -97.728
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.2
More info: us2000afer
Location: 6.3 km (3.9 mi) SE of Cheney, Kansas

Date: 09/04/2017, 08:32:53 PM
Latitude: 37.592
Longitude: -97.774
Depth (km): 3
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us2000afst
Location: 4.3 km (2.7 mi) S of Cheney, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Sept. 3, 2017

Date: 09/03/2017, 02:17:59 PM
Latitude: 37.590
Longitude: -97.761
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.2
More info: us2000af86
Location: 4.8 km (3.0 mi) SSE of Cheney, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Sept. 2, 2017

Date: 09/02/2017, 02:45:58 PM
Latitude: 37.606
Longitude: -97.765
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.3
More info: us2000aeis
Location: 3.0 km (1.9 mi) SSE of Cheney, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Aug. 31, 2017

Date: 08/31/2017, 02:21:16 AM
Latitude: 37.594
Longitude: -97.763
Depth (km): 6.5
Magnitude: 3.4
More info: us2000ade7
Location: 4.3 km (2.7 mi) SSE of Cheney, Kansas

Date: 08/31/2017, 12:21:44 PM
Latitude: 39.710
Longitude: -97.888
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us2000adjp
Location: 3.2 km (2.0 mi) WNW of Kackley, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Aug. 27, 2017

Date: 08/27/2017, 10:01:16 AM
Latitude: 37.234
Longitude: -97.573
Depth (km): 2.3
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us2000ac9f
Location: 3.6 km (2.3 mi) SW of Mayfield, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Aug. 21, 2017

Date: 08/21/2017, 06:55:16 AM
Latitude: 37.239
Longitude: -97.576
Depth (km): 3.8
Magnitude: 2.1
More info: us2000aa5k
Location: 3.5 km (2.2 mi) SW of Mayfield, Kansas

Date: 08/21/2017, 03:32:50 PM
Latitude: 37.250
Longitude: -97.576
Depth (km): 4.7
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us2000aad9
Location: 2.9 km (1.8 mi) WSW of Mayfield, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Aug. 20, 2017

Date: 08/20/2017, 01:00:40 AM
Latitude: 37.029
Longitude: -97.895
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us2000a9vn
Location: 5.5 km (3.4 mi) SSW of Bluff City, Kansas

Date: 08/20/2017, 06:07:24 PM
Latitude: 37.279
Longitude: -97.614
Depth (km): 5.4
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us2000aa0u
Location: 5.7 km (3.5 mi) ENE of Milan, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Aug. 19, 2017

Date: 08/19/2017, 07:54:12 PM
Latitude: 37.071
Longitude: -97.721
Depth (km): 6.2
Magnitude: 2.4
More info: us2000a9tq
Location: 1.3 km (0.8 mi) NW of Doster, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Aug. 9, 2017

Date: 08/09/2017, 04:15:31 PM
Latitude: 37.097
Longitude: -97.625
Depth (km): 2.1
Magnitude: 3.7
More info: us2000a6lz
Location: 7.3 km (4.5 mi) NNW of Caldwell, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Aug. 5, 2017

Date: 08/05/2017, 00:15:51 AM
Latitude: 37.404
Longitude: -97.424
Depth (km): 8.0
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us2000a51h
Location: 4.6 km (2.9 mi) SW of Zyba, Kansas

Date: 08/05/2017, 00:39:59 AM
Latitude: 37.134
Longitude: -97.620
Depth (km): 4.4
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us2000a51q
Location: 6.8 km (4.2 mi) W of Corbin, Kansas

Date: 08/05/2017, 3:13:00 PM
Latitude: 37.269
Longitude: -97.603
Depth (km): 2.0
Magnitude: 3.4
More info: us2000a57w
Location: 5.3 km (3.3 mi) WNW of Mayfield, Kansas

Date: 08/05/2017, 9:38:02 PM
Latitude: 37.268
Longitude: -97.601
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us2000a5ab
Location: 5.1 km (3.2 mi) WNW of Mayfield, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Aug. 4, 2017

Date: 08/04/2017, 10:14:11 PM
Latitude: 37.127
Longitude: -97.617
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.0
More info: us2000a50d
Location: 6.4 km (4.0 mi) W of Corbin, Kansas

Date: 08/04/2017, 10:32:52 PM
Latitude: 37.132
Longitude: -97.612
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.3
More info: us2000a50m
Location: 6.1 km (3.8 mi) W of Corbin, Kansas

2016 Earthquake Frequency

Frequency chart of Kansas Earthquakes 2016; number of quakes per month.

2015 Earthquake Frequency

Frequency chart of Kansas Earthquakes 2015; number of quakes per month.

Using primarily quakes reported by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center, 2015 had

  • 110 quakes of mag. 2.0 to 2.9
  • 54 quakes of mag. 3.0 to 3.9
  • 2 quakes of mag. 4 and above
  • 166 quakes total
  • largest was 4.1 on June 5

2014 Earthquake Frequency

Frequency chart of Kansas Earthquakes 2014; number of quakes per month.

Sept. 8, 2014 Quakes

A research network of seismographs operated by KGS to explore the Wellington oil field detected two earthquakes on Monday, September 8, 2014, in Sumner County. A magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred at 7:56 am local time, followed by a magnitude 3.1 at 10:23 am. The epicenters of these earthquakes were located approximately 9 mi south of Conway Springs. Local residents reported experiencing light shaking, and hearing dishes and windows rattle.

Seismic traces recorded by the KGS network during two earthquakes on Monday, September 8, 2014, in Sumner County.

Seismic traces for Sept. 8 events; click to view larger image.

The epicenters of the September 8, 2014, earthquakes (black circles) were located approximately 9 mi south of Conway Springs.

Quakes located in west-central Sumner County in south-central Kansas; click to view larger image.

2013 Earthquake Frequency

Frequency chart of Kansas Earthquakes 2013; number of quakes per month.