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UPDATE: Four Friday Morning Earthquakes Shake Area

Todd PittengerAugust 16, 2019

Did you feel it? The U.S. Geological Survey says four small earthquakes shook Central Kansas early this morning.

According to the agency, preliminary data indicates the following earthquakes:

  • A magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 7:59 AM
  • A magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 8:10 AM
  • A magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 8:30 AM
  • A magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 8:43 AM

All of the earthquakes were centered southwest of South Hutchinson and were felt throughout Central Kansas. There were reports of minor damage.

Earthquakes of this magnitude, ranging between 2.5 and 5.4, are often felt but only cause minor damage.

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