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3 Overnight Earthquakes Near Ellis

KSAL Staff - September 16, 2016 9:22 am

Three small earthquakes shook parts of north central Kansas late Thursday night into early Friday.

According to the  U.S. Geological Survey, there were three earthquakes north of Ellis within about a three hour span, beginning at 9:58 PM. The following earthquakes were reported:

  • 3.3 magnitude 9.3 miles north of Ellis
  • 3.1 magnitude 8 miles north of Ellis
  • 2.6 magnitude 4.3 miles north of Ellis

The three earthquakes come about 48 hours after a 3.5 magnitude quake shook the same area. That quake was recorded early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday night a small earthquake was recorded in Saline County, centered 13.7 miles east / northeast of Lindsborg.

No damage or injuries have been reported.