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Interactive map of Kansas Earthquakes; click on map to start system.

2016 Earthquake Frequency

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

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

Most Recent Earthquake

Aug. 22, 2016

Date: 08/22/2016, 3:22:00 AM
Latitude: 37.084
Longitude: -98.043
Depth (km): 7.8
Magnitude: 2.9
More info: us10006fq3
Location: 7 km (4 mi) S of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

Aug. 21, 2016

Date: 08/21/2016, 5:49:49 AM
Latitude: 37.040
Longitude: -97.855
Depth (km): 4.3
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us10006fkc
Location: 20 km (12 mi) SE of Anthony, Kansas

Date: 08/21/2016, 9:10:17 AM
Latitude: 37.572
Longitude: -97.277
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.2
More info: us10006fkw
Location: 2 km (1 mi) NNW of Derby, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Aug. 19, 2016

Date: 08/19/2016, 5:40:43 AM
Latitude: 37.585
Longitude: -97.827
Depth (km): 2.4
Magnitude: 3.5
More info: us10006ezf
Location: 6 km (3 mi) SW of Cheney, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Aug. 10, 2016

Date: 08/10/2016, 5:49:29 AM
Latitude: 37.620
Longitude: -97.103
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us10006ckk
Location: 7 km (4 mi) NNE of Rose Hill, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Aug. 9, 2016

Date: 08/09/2016, 2:10:24 AM
Latitude: 37.048
Longitude: -97.528
Depth (km): 5.1
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us10006c9i
Location: 7 km (4 mi) ENE of Caldwell, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

July 22, 2016

Date: 07/22/2016, 2:45:32 PM
Latitude: 37.006
Longitude: -97.957
Depth (km): 4
Magnitude: 2.2
More info: us20006gvu
Location: 17 km (10 mi) SSE of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

July 12, 2016

Date: 07/12/2016, 1:54:26 PM
Latitude: 37.271
Longitude: -97.850
Depth (km): 12.3
Magnitude: 3.0
More info: us10006318
Location: 15 km (9 mi) E of Harper, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

July 5, 2016

Date: 07/05/2016, 3:17:15 PM
Latitude: 37.368
Longitude: -98.203
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.5
More info: us10006069
Location: 18 km (11 mi) WNW of Harper, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

July 2, 2016

Date: 07/02/2016, 1:22:55 AM
Latitude: 37.391
Longitude: -98.010
Depth (km): 2.2
Magnitude: 3.3
More info: us10005zf1
Location: 11 km (6 mi) N of Harper, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

June 26, 2016

Date: 06/26/2016, 1:35:35 PM
Latitude: 37.354
Longitude: -98.204
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.4
More info: us2000670a
Location: 17 km (10 mi) WNW of Harper, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

June 25, 2016

Date: 06/25/2016, 6:14:55 PM
Latitude: 37.557
Longitude: -97.811
Depth (km): 4.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us200066ur
Location: 8 km (4 mi) SSW of Cheney, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

June 21, 2016

Date: 06/21/2016, 6:32:57 PM
Latitude: 37.182
Longitude: -98.063
Depth (km): 4.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us200065vm
Location: 4.0 km (2.5 mi) NW of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

June 14, 2016

Date: 06/14/2016, 7:55:37 PM
Latitude: 37.076
Longitude: -97.725
Depth (km): 4.2
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us200064gr
Location: 11 km (6 mi) WNW of Caldwell, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

June 11, 2016

Date: 06/11/2016, 2:27:03 AM
Latitude: 37.191
Longitude: -97.723
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.5
More info: us200063sg
Location: 20 km (12 mi) NNW of Caldwell, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

June 5, 2016

Date: 06/05/2016, 12:08:18 PM
Latitude: 37.182
Longitude: -98.008
Depth (km): 5
Magnitude: 3.2
More info: us2000627j
Location: 3.0 km (1.9 mi) NNE of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

June 1, 2016

Date: 06/01/2016, 1:13:18 PM
Latitude: 37.168
Longitude: -98.998
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.1
More info: us20005zpn
Location: 3.0 km (1.9 mi) ENE of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

May 24, 2016

Date: 05/24/2016, 8:50:56 AM
Latitude: 37.294
Longitude: -98.868
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us10005jle
Location: 25 km (15.5 mi) W of Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

May 14, 2016

Date: 05/14/2016, 1:38:35 AM
Latitude: 37.588
Longitude: -97.808
Depth (km): 1.1
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us10005hdc
Location: 5 km (3 mi) SSW of Cheney, Kansas

Date: 05/14/2016, 2:04:37 PM
Latitude: 37.055
Longitude: -97.731
Depth (km): 4.8
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us10005hfa
Location: 11 km (6 mi) WNW of Caldwell, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

May 3, 2016

Date: 05/03/2016, 3:20:55 PM
Latitude: 37.204
Longitude: -97.611
Depth (km): 7.2
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us10005dgj
Location: 19.0 km (11.8 mi) N of Caldwell, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquakes

May 1, 2016

Date: 05/01/2016, 00:37:39 AM
Latitude: 37.203
Longitude: -97.894
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.3
More info: us10005ct9
Location: 13 km (8 mi) ENE of Anthony, Kansas

Date: 05/01/2016, 10:04:47 PM
Latitude: 37.227
Longitude: -97.975
Depth (km): 4.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us10005cx7
Location: 8 km (4 mi) SE of Harper, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

April 5, 2016

Date: 04/05/2016, 10:43:07 AM
Latitude: 37.011
Longitude: -97.747
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us20005fm9
Location: 12 km (7 mi) W of Caldwell, Kansas

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.