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UPDATE: Three Earthquakes Shake Kansans

KSAL StaffMarch 12, 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey reports three minor earthquakes struck southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma.

The first quake was reported at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday 14 miles east-northeast of Anthony in Harper County, Kan. It measured 3.4 on the Richter scale.

Another quake, rated 2.7, was reported at 7:30 a.m. about 10 miles south-southeast of Medford, Okla., followed by a third quake at 8 a.m. about 10 miles east-southeast of Harper in Harper County, Kan.. It also registered 2.7.

No damage or injuries have been reported from any of the quakes.

The quakes came after Oklahoma reported three minor earthquakes Tuesday, with the strongest, near Langston, measuring 3.7.

Earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 2.5 to 5.4 are often felt, but only cause minor damage.

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ORIGINAL: The U.S. Geological Survey reports a minor earthquake struck in Harper County.

The earthquake was reported at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday 14 miles east-northeast of Anthony. The quake measured 3.4 on the Richter scale.

The quake hit in a rural area and no damage or injuries have been reported.

Harper County is southwest of Wichita in southeast Kansas.

Back in February, an earthquake rattled the Caldwell area. A 3.9 magnitude earthquake happened 11 miles northwest of Caldwell.

Back on December 16th a 3.8 magnitude quake was centered in the same area.

Earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 2.5 to 5.4 are often felt, but only cause minor damage.

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