Alva Review-Courier -

Small earthquake reported in south-central Kansas


January 19, 2020

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A small earthquake was reported in south-central Kansas on Sunday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck about 2 miles southwest of Hutchinson, Kansas, shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Hutchinson News reported that Sunday's earthquake happened near where several previous earthquakes have happened in Reno County.

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 began tampering off after oil prices dropped and regulations were enacted.<...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019