The Latest: 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas
The Associated Press - August 17, 2019 8:36 am
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows.
The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m. on Friday, with an epicenter about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Hutchinson. The U.S. Geological Survey received reports that it was felt in Topeka, Kansas; Ponca City, Oklahoma; and even Kansas City, Missouri, which is some 200 miles (322 kilometers) from Hutchinson.
Rick Miller, of the Kansas Geological Survey, says that three temblors with magnitudes ranging from 2.8 to 3.3 quickly followed in the same area. He says that the epicenters were within 200 yards (183 meters) of each other, near the intersection of U.S. 50 and Kansas 96.
A 2.5 earthquake on Wednesday may have been a foreshock.