Earthquake

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January 31, 2020 - 2:24 pm
The Kansas Corporation Commission will offer public access to documents and data related to investigations of earthquake activity in Reno and Rooks counties. The commission voted Friday to open general investigation dockets, which will become available on the commission's website next week. The...
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January 19, 2020 - 4:50 pm
A small earthquake has been reported in southern Kansas. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.4 earthquake, which was later upgraded to a 4.5 magnitude, struck near Hutchinson shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. No damage was immediately reported. The Hutchinson News reports that the earthquake...
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Steve McIntosh
October 23, 2019 - 11:05 am
A 3.7 magnitude earthquake centered near the Kansas-Oklahoma border was felt as far as 75 miles away, but no injuries have been reported. The Kansas City Star reports the temblor happened just after 4 p-m Tuesday and was centered in northern Oklahoma, about 15 miles south of Anthony, Kansas. Light...
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Steve Boyer
October 22, 2019 - 9:51 am
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.1 earthquake occurred at about 11:09 Monday morning in Oklahoma. The quake was centered about a mile north of Quinton, which is 123 miles southeast of Oklahoma City at a depth of about 3 miles. Geologists say no damage was reported as damage rarely...
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September 21, 2019 - 6:17 pm
The U.S. Geological Survey says two earthquakes were recorded near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. One earthquake with a 2.7 magnitude was recorded early Saturday 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) west of Perry, Oklahoma. The second earthquake, with a magnitude of 3, was recorded about 4 miles (6.44...
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September 16, 2019 - 5:54 am
The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake initially measured at 3.9 on the Richter scale that took place Monday morning at 2:37 a.m. The earthquake was centered near the northwest corner of Chase County, near the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve about 12 miles northwest of Cottonwood...
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Phil Hildebrand
September 01, 2019 - 2:07 pm
(QUAKE) - A small earthquake rattled Reno County residents Sunday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale, occurred just before 8:30 AM and was centered about two miles northwest of Hutchinson. No damage was reported. The Reno County area has reported...
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August 18, 2019 - 8:03 am
Another quake has rattled the Hutchinson area overnight. It happened around 3:45 a.m. The quake was centered 3 miles southwest of Hutchinson and was a magnitude 4.1. There are reports of books falling off of shelves but no other reports of damage. A 4.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the same area...
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August 17, 2019 - 8:27 pm
A Kansas school superintendent made the decision to evacuate her school after Friday's 4.2 earthquake, due to damage to the 100-year old building. Superintendent Joan Simoneau made the decision to evacuate after engineers came to the building and saw damage inside the ceiling. They determineded...
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August 16, 2019 - 11:34 am
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.2 Magnitude earthquake shook parts of Kansas near South Hutchinson. The earthquake occurred at 7:59 a.m. Friday, with an epicenter about 3 miles from Hutchinson. In the following 44 minutes, three more aftershocks with magnitudes 2.6 or higher were also recorded...
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