Overview of Kansas Earthquakes

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Map showing historical Kansas earthquakes.

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2017 Earthquake Frequency

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

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

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.