Interactive Map

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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

Feb. 10, 2016

Date: 02/10/2016, 02:57:36 PM
Latitude: 37.058
Longitude: -98.887
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 3.0
More info: us20004zdc
Location: 16 km (9 mi) SE of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Feb. 4, 2016

Date: 02/04/2016, 06:28:28 PM
Latitude: 37.094
Longitude: -98.037
Depth (km): 5.3
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us20004xys
Location: 6 km (3 mi) S of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Feb. 3, 2016

Date: 02/03/2016, 09:47:26 PM
Latitude: 37.093
Longitude: -98.058
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us20004x00
Location: 7 km (4 mi) SSW of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Jan. 1, 2016

Date: 01/01/2016, 06:25:52 AM
Latitude: 37.134
Longitude: -97.648
Depth (km): 6.1
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us10004aqn
Location: 11 km (6 mi) NNW 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

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

Most Recent Earthquake

Dec. 31, 2015

Date: 12/31/2015, 10:31:32 AM
Latitude: 37.130
Longitude: -97.656
Depth (km): 7.4
Magnitude: 2.8
More info: us10004al6
Location: 11 km (6 mi) NNW of Caldwell, Kansas

Date: 12/31/2015, 08:16:44 AM
Latitude: 37.099
Longitude: -97.659
Depth (km): 6.9
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us10004akx
Location: 8 km (4 mi) NNW of Caldwell, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Dec. 29, 2015

Date: 12/29/2015, 11:46:15 AM
Latitude: 37.277
Longitude: -97.616
Depth (km): 7.0
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us10004a9a
Location: 12 km (7 mi) S of Conway Springs, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Dec. 23, 2015

Date: 12/23/2015, 5:03:57 PM
Latitude: 37.331
Longitude: -98.845
Depth (km): 5.8
Magnitude: 2.5
More info: us10004969
Location: 24 km (14 mi) WNW of Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Dec. 12, 2015

Date: 12/12/2015, 11:24:35 AM
Latitude: 37.154
Longitude: -98.002
Depth (km): 6.5
Magnitude: 2.2
More info: us20004grw
Location: 2 km (1 mi) E of Anthony, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Dec. 6, 2015

Date: 12/06/2015, 6:51:45 PM
Latitude: 37.083
Longitude: -97.632
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.6
More info: us100044iw
Location: 6 km (3 mi) NNW of Caldwell, Kansas

Most Recent Earthquake

Dec. 1, 2015

Date: 12/01/2015, 8:29:25 AM
Latitude: 37.245
Longitude: -97.839
Depth (km): 5.0
Magnitude: 2.7
More info: us100042ft
Location: 16 km (9 mi) ESE of Harper, Kansas

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.