Earthquake felt in the Ponca City area

Ponca City Now - November 12, 2014 3:45 pm

An earthquake was felt in Ponca City and the surrounding area around 3:40 pm.

CONWAY SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has shaken parts of Kansas and Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. It had an epicenter about 8 miles south of Conway Springs, Kansas, which is a town of about 1,200 people about 30 miles southwest of Wichita. It wasn’t immediately clear how much damage the quake may have caused.

The southern part of Kansas has been experiencing an upsurge in earthquakes this year. A panel commissioned by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback found there wasn’t enough evidence to link the temblors to oil and gas exploration. The panel is recommending more study and the installation of more monitoring stations.

 

Latest Stories

Initial, rolling Oklahoma unemployment claims decline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of initial unemployment claims and the less volatile moving four-week...

Oklahoma revenue exceeds estimate, leads to $282M surplus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma closed the books on the fiscal year that ended June 30...

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conference — in 2025

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create...