People in the state of Oklahoma have come to realize earthquakes are a commonality, but earthquakes in Kansas aren’t quite as common. And some Kansans got a heck of a jolt Wednesday afternoon when a 4.8 earthquake struck about 33 miles south-southwest of Wichita, Kan. The quake hit around 3:40 p.m., local time and was felt in at least four states — Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.
On the USGS “shake map,” “very storng” shaking was felt in the immediate vicinity of the quake; some minor damage is being reported in the area as well.
According to KAKE-TV in Wichita, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas was a 5.1 in 1867.
Meteorologist Alan Raymond