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Series of 2.8 to 3.8 magnitude earthquakes rattle Kansas


September 15, 2019

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A series of three earthquakes have rattled portions of south-central Kansas.

The Kansas Geological Survey says the strongest measured 3.8 and struck around 2:40 a.m. Monday in Chase County. Another trembler with a 3.6 magnitude was reported around 10 a.m. Monday in Marion County, and a third with a magnitude of 2.8 was reported around 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Reno County.

The threshold for damage usually starts at 4.0.

Kansas began seeing a spike in earthquakes in 2014 that were blamed on wastewater injection wells from oil and gas production. The number of quakes bega...

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