Interactive Map

Click to explore an interactive map of Kansas earthquakes.

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

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.