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4.8 Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma and Kansas

12 Nov 2014, 4:14 pm


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

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